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Russia Ukraine conflict

In call with Putin, Erdogan calls for common sense, dialogue: Turkish presidency

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for Russia and Ukraine to act with common sense and maintain dialogue in a call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, his office said on Friday.

Erdogan and Putin also discussed peace talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials in Istanbul this week. Erdogan said the “positive and constructive” talks had raised hopes for peace, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

“Erdogan, who stated that it was important for the sides to act with common sense and maintain dialogue, noted he wanted to cap off the peace efforts by bringing together Russian President Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy,” it added.

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