President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the Ukraine war and bilateral ties in a phone call on Thursday following the closely contested French elections.
According to a statement by the Communications Directorate, Erdoğan highlighted the “great importance” of Turkey-France relations and noted that Ankara continues its efforts to end the Russia-Ukraine war through diplomacy.
NATO ally Turkey enjoys good ties with both Ukraine and Russia and has offered to host peace talks at the leaders’ level for a permanent cease-fire. Delegation-level talks, which saw meaningful progress, were held in Istanbul on March 29.
Erdoğan underlined the importance of supporting the negotiation process between Kyiv and Moscow.
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