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US, Turkey to Intensify Efforts for Ceasefire in Ukraine



  • US & Turkey agree to intensify efforts to gain a ceasefire in Ukraine after Erdogan’s spox Kalin spoke with Jake Sullivan – reiterating Turkish support for Ukraine – Ahval
  • Biden convenes allies for a conference call on Ukraine yesterday, but left Erdogan out of the meeting aimed at coordinating a Western response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This comes despite Turkey using its authority to block Russia access to the Black Sea via the Bosphorus straits (although details remain unclear as to the technicalities) – Ahval
  • Turkish contractors warn that $25 billion projects in Ukraine and Russia projects will be at risk if the war does not end soon. Additionally $200m in clothing exports to Russia have been cancelled already – Soczu, Dunya
  • Right-Wing presidential candidate in France, Valerie Pecresse, says she would end Turkey’s bid to join the EU if she came to power in the next election. Pecresse is currently trailing in the polls behind Macron – Ahval
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