Turkey does not object initiative to become guarantor of Ukraine's security - spokesman for president

Türkiye Materials 1 April 2022 23:51 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 1. Turkey has a positive attitude towards the initiative to become a guarantor of Ukraine's security, Spokesman for the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin said in an interview with TRT Haber, Trend reports.

"At the moment we are not a guarantor, but we are positive about this initiative. Turkey is one of the few countries that both Ukraine and Russia trust. In this sense, Turkey is the most important country that has recently come to the fore. We were in contact with the negotiating delegations before their arrival in Istanbul," he said.

Kalin noted that, Turkey's Western friends also understand the country's balanced position.

"If everyone burns bridges with Russia, then who will talk to her? The UN has not adopted any resolutions on sanctions. From the point of view of maintaining the communication channel, it was important that Turkey did not impose sanctions," he noted.

According to him, Turkey's main goal is to help end the Ukraine conflict.

"We have protected the straits and the Black Sea from military operations. Everyone appreciates Turkey's contribution," he said.

Speaking about the energy security of Europe, he stressed that this will be one of the most important issues in the coming decades.