Turkey says it’s trying to broker ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine


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Turkey says it’s trying to broker ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine
In phone call, Zelensky asks Erdogan to close off Black Sea to Russian warships, but Ankara says it has made no decision on the matter
By AFP and TOI staff
26 February 2022

In a phone call Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky that Ankara was making efforts to broker a ceasefire with Russia forces assaulting his country. Zelensky asked Turkey to close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits controlling passage to the Black Sea to Russian warships. Turkish officials told local media that no decision had been made to do so.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to end the attack on Ukraine during a phone call on Saturday, a Turkish diplomatic source told AFP. Ankara has repeatedly called the Russian invasion of Ukraine “unacceptable” and offered to mediate between Moscow and Kyiv. Cavusoglu told Lavrov that further military escalation would not benefit anyone, the source, who wished to remain anonymous, said.

more............... https://www.timesofisrael.com/turkey-says-its-trying-to-broker-ceasefire-between-russia-and-ukraine/

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Turkey has everything to gain and nothing to lose by getting a cease-fire in place because of the strategic importance of the Bosphorous and Dardanelles Straits, and a battle(s) for control or access to either/both would destroy Turkey. The wrong entity/country controlling access could be disastrous to Turkey, NATO, etc.

See my post (#133 on page 7) in NATO Officials Say Attack on Ukraine Has Begun https://www.raptureforums.com/forum...kraine-has-begun.188289/page-7#post-843581374