Erdogan: Russia's intervention in Ukraine would be unrealistic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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# 18 January 2022 15:41 (UTC +04:00)

“I don’t reckon that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine can be real. Since Ukraine is not an ordinary country. It is a strong state. Besides, Russia should review situation across the world and its own country,” APA's local bureau reports that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Albanian media.

He recalled the recent visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Ukraine: “I will also talk to Mr. Aliyev. Certainly, we must discuss these issues with Mr. Putin as well. Because these regions can no longer accept the war. These actions are not true. We must erase the war from the history of politics.

The Turkish president noted that the logic of "I will occupy someone's land" does not work anymore: "For example, what steps did Russia take in Ukraine? Annexed Crimea. As for Crimea, I always tell Mr. Putin in every meeting with him that we are against the occupation of Crimea. Our Foreign Ministry also expresses such an opinion to its colleagues. In other words, our policy is clear on this issue.

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