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Turkish Foreign Minister Concerned, Ukraine War Could Escalate To Include Nuclear Weapons

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan warned, yesterday, that the Ukrainian conflict is fraught with further expansion and escalation, including with the use of nuclear weapons. “The cost of the ongoing war for the region and the entire world is very high. What is even more alarming is that this risk may grow and expand. It may expand geographically, and the potential use of nuclear weapons may be put on the agenda,” he said in an interview with the Haberturk television channel, reported TASS.

Fidan said that he conveyed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s message concerning the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict to Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two met in Moscow on June 11. “We communicated … that peace is needed in Ukraine and Russia must take a definite position. As a matter of fact, two days later, Putin listed the conditions for ending war in Ukraine. It is important that Putin has verbalized this,” Fidan said, referring to the President’s remarks to the Foreign Ministry leadership.

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