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In Ukraine, Erdogan emphasizes agreements with Moscow

Striking a different tone from many of his Western counterparts, the Turkish president’s remarks in Kyiv reflect a position that factors in Moscow’s demands on the Ukraine standoff.
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan underscored the role of existing agreements for a “peaceful and diplomatic solution” in the Ukraine standoff during his visit to Kyiv, in a move that appears to be upholding demands by Moscow. 

As part of dizzying diplomatic traffic aiming to ease the tensions between Kyiv and Moscow, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky hosted a second foreign dignitary for two days in a row. After UK Premier Boris Johnson’s visit yesterday, the country’s beleaguered leader welcomed Erdogan today. 

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