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Turkey Hosts Ukraine-Russia FM Talks as Ankara Opts for Mediator Role



  • Russian FM Lavrov & Ukraine’s Kuleba to meet in Antalya today to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine in the trilateral format. Turkey is set to act as a mediator in the crisis at the Carya Hotel, which has held G20 summits in the past.
    • AKP chair says the summit may not end the war, but it is valuable that actively fighting parties are speaking “ – Ahval
  • Turkish medical association says all doctors will go on strike on 14 & 15 March following Erdogan’s rejection of their calls for a 150% wage hike and measures to offset violence against employees.
    • Erdogan said any doctors that wanted to leave, could, and would be replaced by junior doctors. The rate at which skilled doctors are leaving Turkey has risen 24x in the last decade - Duvar
  • Next opposition leaders’ summit to be held on 27 March with the six leaders coming together to work on the roadmap to a strengthened parliamentary system. Join presidential candidates will be endorsed by all six parties in consensus with the leaders later on.
    • Parties envision a reduction in the election threshold to 3%, limiting presidential terms to one term, restoring judicial independence, improving individual rights & abolishing the higher education council – Duvar
  • Representatives of 11 sectors most affected by the Russia-Ukraine war met with the Minister of Commerce Mehmet Mus at the TOBB Sector Assembly Joint Meeting – warning that if no action is taken on the economy, that production would stop.
    • Businesses called for the creation of a crisis desk to create a roadmap for measures to support the economy. – Dunya
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