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CORRECTION - Türkiye welcomes Russian forces' retreat from Ukraine's Kherson region

CORRECTION - Türkiye welcomes Russian forces' retreat from Ukraine's Kherson region
President Erdogan vows to maintain dialogue with Russia following decision by Moscow to pull troops back to east bank of Dnieper River


By Beyza Binnur Donmez

ANKARA (AA) - Russia's decision to pull its forces back from the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson was "positive and important," the president of Türkiye said on Thursday.

"Russia's decision regarding Kherson is positive, an important decision," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in the capital Ankara before leaving for a summit of Turkic countries in Uzbekistan.

Vowing to maintain dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Erdogan's comments came after Moscow ordered its troops on Wednesday to withdraw from Kherson to the east bank of the Dnieper River.

"I don't know whether there will be Russian participation in the G20 or not. We'll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face there (with Putin). Otherwise, we'll continue to maintain telephone diplomacy with Russia," Erdogan said.

On efforts to normalize Türkiye's ties with Armenia, Erdogan said the country's diasporas in France and the US were hindering the process.

"The diasporas are constantly working against it, both in France and in the US," he said, suggesting that Armenia could turn "the negative efforts of these diasporas into a positive direction."

"If they can achieve this, our perspective will change in a positive direction," added the Turkish leader. "We strive to make friends, not enemies."

Erdogan said he believes the Organization of Turkic States summit to begin in Samarkand on Friday would carry cooperation between member nations to a new level.

Bilateral relations and global matters will be on the agenda in his contacts with heads of states and governments at the Turkic Council Summit, he added.

source: News Feed
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