ANKARA – Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden held a phone conversation discussing Russia’s war on Ukraine.
It is important that Turkiye is in a facilitator position in search for a solution, in case the Russia-Ukraine crisis deepens further, Erdogan told Biden.
Even organizing a tripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Turkiye, Russia and Ukraine in Antalya is a diplomatic victory by itself, he stressed.
The foreign ministers of Turkiye, Ukraine, and Russia met earlier on March 10 on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum with the aim of reaching a lasting peace as the Russia-Ukraine war has entered its third week.
Erdogan said he expects that Ankara’s demand, which includes the purchase of 40 new aircraft from the US and modernization of Turkiye’s F-16 jets, will be finalized as soon as possible.