Turkey urges Russia to enact a ceasefire

AP , Tuesday 1 Mar 2022

Turkey's defense minister has called for a ceasefire in the conflict in Ukraine during a telephone discussion with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, according to the Turkish defense ministry.

Hulusi Akar
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. AFP

During their conversation, Hulusi Akar ``emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire'' to improve the humanitarian situation and to allow the evacuation of people caught up in Russia's military attacks on Ukraine, according to a ministry statement.

The Turkish minister also told Shoigu that Turkey would continue to work to restore peace in the region and to help provide humanitarian aid.

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