Ibrahim Kalin

Turkish, Russian defense ministers discuss humanitarian situation in Mariupol

Turkish and Russian defense ministers have discussed the humanitarian situation and the need for the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol in a phone conversation, the Turkish Defence Ministry announced late May 2.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu talked over the phone, the ministry said in a written statement.

Day 68 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv recaptures Settlements, Russia prepares to Confiscate Assets

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

The head of the military administration in Kharkiv confirmed that four settlements were recaptured by Kyiv from the Russians: Kutuzivka, Verkhina Rohanka, Slobidske and Prelensne.

Scholz defended his policy for Ukraine

Çavuşoğlu, Israel’s Lapid hold phone call

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a phone conversation with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, on Feb. 20 ahead of a visit by Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Turkey.

The conversation came after a Turkish delegation, headed by presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal, visited Israel last week.