Türkiye’s first lady hosts Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul

Emine Erdogan, Turkish first lady and Olena Zelenska, Ukraine

© APA | Emine Erdogan, Turkish first lady and Olena Zelenska, Ukraine's first lady

# 02 October 2022 22:01 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan hosted her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska in Istanbul on Sunday amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"I was happy to host my dear friend Olena Zelenska, the wife of the President of Ukraine, in Istanbul," Emine Erdogan said on Twitter.

On the victims of war in Ukraine, Erdogan said: "I believe that together we will heal the wounds of the Ukrainian people, particularly women and children who are victims of war."

She also said that Ankara would maintain its long-time diplomatic efforts for peace.

The Turkish first lady also thanked Zelenska for signing a goodwill document to support Türkiye's zero waste initiative.