Erdogan criticized the role of US President Joe Biden, who, in his words, “has so far been unable to show a positive approach in the process.”
President Erdogan made these statements to the CNN Türk network on his return trip after meeting with President Volodimir Zelenski in Ukraine.
The Ankara executive maintains good relations with both parties to the conflict, according to Erdogan himself, who will receive his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the coming days, according to the Kremlin.
In recent weeks, politicians and the media from various Western countries have reiterated accusations regarding a hypothetical invasion by Moscow of Ukrainian territory.
The spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitri Peskov, stated that such reports are unfounded and seek to escalate tension in the region, while stressing that his country does not represent a threat to anyone.
Peskov did not rule out the possibility of provocations by the West to justify such statements and warned that attempts to solve the problem in southeastern Ukraine by force would have serious consequences.