Türkiye aims to bring the opposing sides in the Ukraine war together frequently in order to maintain dialogue and prevent an escalation into a more destructive war, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.
Touching upon the recent meeting of the CIA and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service heads in the Turkish capital Ankara, Erdoğan told Turkish press members on his way back from the G-20 summit in Indonesia that Türkiye will continue to bring the warring sides together in order to prevent the war from escalating further.
"The information I received from my intelligence director on whether Russia and the United States will resort to nuclear weapons here, is that as of now, neither side will have any attempts regarding nuclear weapons. Of course, we want to keep them in close contact and make them come together often. God forbid; this can lead to a new world war. Let's not give this a chance," he said.
Türkiye on Monday officially confirmed that a meeting between the CIA and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service heads was held in the Turkish capital Ankara, a remarkable meeting given the antipathy between Washington and Moscow over the ongoing Ukraine war.