Turkey says it is ready to host a Moscow-Kiev summit

The Turkish president also confirmed his willingness to “reach an agreement between the parties” on a new mechanism to guarantee the safety of commercial traffic in the Black Sea.



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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 8, 2024 in Istanbul (Turkey).  (Ukrainian Presidential Correspondent SER / AFP)

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan again appears as mediator. Turkey is ready to welcome”“Peace Conference” Russia-Ukraine The Turkish President received his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul on Friday March 8.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated “Support for sovereignty and territorial integrity [son] Strategic Ally, Ukraine”. “While continuing our solidarity with Ukraine, we will continue to work to end the war and support a just and negotiated peace.” He insisted.

The Turkish head of state confirmed a new mechanism to guarantee the safety of commercial traffic in the Black Sea “Intention [de] reach an agreement between the parties”He said he was ready to help. “We have the same position on food security, prisoner exchange and navigation guarantees: we must ensure them.”he added. “We have not lost hope!” In July 2022, Ankara participated with the UN in negotiating an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv on the export of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea, which Russia ultimately withdrew a year later.

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