Türkiye to call for peace at Ukraine summit

Türkiye will once again proclaim its readiness to contribute to a fair and lasting peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine during a two-day summit in Switzerland, the diplomatic sources told.

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan will attend the Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland's city of Bern on June 15 and 16 where around 100 countries will be represented. The United States will deploy Vice President Kamala Harris, while France will be represented by President Emmanuel Macron and Germany by Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend the summit to which Russia has not been invited. China said it won't attend the summit due to the absence of Russia.

Diplomatic sources informed that Fidan would make a speech at the summit and highlight six important points concerning the continued war between Türkiye's two northern neighboring countries.

The first point Fidan will make is that the destructive impact of the conflict on Ukraine is increasing as well as its deepening impact on a global and regional scale. The war staged by Russia in 2022 claimed the lives of thousands of civilians in Ukraine and destroyed the country's infrastructure in many of its regions. In addition, around 4.3 million Ukrainians had to flee their country.

Secondly, Fidan will warn the participants about the potential escalation of the war and the use of weapons of mass destruction. During the summit, the Turkish top diplomat will reiterate Türkiye's unwavering support to Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

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Another important point that Fidan will underline at the summit is that such initiatives will be more likely to yield...

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