Meeting of Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian human rights commisioners took place, APA's Istanbul correspondent reports citing DHA Agency.
It's noted that the meeting was held on the sideline of the conference on "The Future of Human Rights in the 21st Century" held in Ankara.
During the trilateral meeting, the sides discussed a 'roadmap' on children’s rights, human rights, exchange of the wounded and soldiers.
Türkiye will bring together the rights commissioners of warring Ukraine and Russia this week and discuss the formation of a humanitarian corridor in another step to advance talks between the two countries, APA reports citing the Daily Sabah.
“We will try to determine a roadmap on children’s rights, human rights, exchange of the wounded and soldiers during the trilateral meeting,” Chief Ombudsman Şeref Malkoç said on Tuesday, indicating that Ankara aims for a humanitarian corridor.
“The Ukrainian ombudsman came to Türkiye and visited our institution,” Malkoç added and said that Türkiye wants a cease-fire to be in place as soon as possible.
"We invite the whole of humanity to strive for a cease-fire and an honorable peace that will protect Ukraine's territorial integrity. However, we watch with astonishment that, unfortunately, some states and heads of state are striving for the continuation of the war instead of supporting peace efforts. We will negotiate for two days about what we can do for the captives,” he said.
The talks are to be held on the sidelines of a summit, running from Thursday to Saturday, which will be attended by human rights representatives from countries worldwide.
The Ombudsman Institution (KDK) and the European Union will hold an international ombudsman conference on "The Future of Human Rights in the 21st Century" with the participation of more than 50 ombudsmen on Jan. 11-12.