Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to Turkey. This was stated by Erdogan himself—and reflecting on the aggravation of the situation over Ukraine, Sehrivan reports.
"We [i.e., Turkey] are taking the necessary steps to get out of the crisis. We want peace and stability in the region. We consider it necessary to resolve the issue through dialogue and avoid the use of force. There are schemes defined by NATO. I hope that Russia will not resort to an armed attack and occupation of Ukraine. We can host the leaders of the two countries and pave the way for peace. We have invited Mr. Putin to our country. A response is awaited. We would like to take certain steps to hold a bilateral meeting," the Turkish president said.