Ankara wants to hold a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoλουlu said in an interview with Friday, broadcast by TASS.
“Turkey is one of the few countries that can establish a dialogue with both sides. Even before the war, we planned to bring the two foreign ministers to the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, but that was before the war. We want to “We are bringing the Ukrainian and Russian sides together at ministerial level. Yesterday, Lavrov confirmed his participation in the forum, but I do not know if the Ukrainian Foreign Minister will be able to come under these circumstances,” he said.
He also noted that “open Turkish airspace is of strategic and humanitarian importance.” The Antalya Diplomatic Forum is expected to take place on March 11-13.