Turkey is “fundamentally positive” to act as one of the guarantor countries of Ukraine’s security, Erdogan said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during telephone talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday, said that Turkey is “fundamentally positive” to act as one of the guarantor countries of Ukraine’s security. This was reported to journalists in the office of the Turkish president.

“During the telephone talks, the latest developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the negotiation process, were discussed. President Erdogan expressed readiness to provide all possible assistance in the negotiation process and provide the necessary support, including a mediation role. He expressed a principled positive attitude on the topic of guarantors [of Ukraine’s security],” the office stressed.

In addition, Erdogan said “it is necessary to ensure the evacuation of wounded and civilians from Mariupol, where the situation is getting worse every day.”

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Ankara is ready to become a guarantor of Ukraine’s security, but first it must understand what this role implies. At the same time, according to him, no country accepts Kyiv’s demands for security guarantees similar to Article 5 of the NATO Charter on collective security.