Erdogan Wants to Mediate Ukraine-ZNPP-Russia Issue

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, September 5, 2022
Erdogan Wants to Mediate Ukraine-ZNPP-Russia Issue

The president of Turkey said he was ready to become a mediator in the issue of the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

It became known that on September 3, during a telephone conversation between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Putin, the president of Turkey said that, like the issue with the grain agreement, Turkey is ready to act as a medium in resolving the problem.

"President Erdogan said that Turkey can play the role of an intermediary in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, as it was in the grain agreement," the Turkish president's office said.

The presidents agreed to discuss in more detail the terms of cooperation and the situation at the ZNPP during the upcoming summit in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) on September 15-16.

In August, during a telephone conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, the Turkish president directly stated his concern about the situation at the nuclear power plant.

"We are concerned. We don't want another Chernobyl," Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Right now, there are 6 IAEA employees at the nuclear power plant. During their initial audit, the team raised their concerns "physical integrity" of ZNPP blocks.

Turkey has taken a neutral position in Russia's war against Ukraine. On the one hand, Turkish companies provide Bayraktars to Ukraine and its allies. However, Bayrak is a private company. At the same time, Turkey allows ships loaded with weapons and grain stolen in Ukraine to pass and also does not join the sanctions against Russia.

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