Turkish President Erdogan Says Turkey Cannot Abandon Ties with Russia or Ukraine

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday repeated that Turkey could not abandon its ties with Russia or Ukraine, amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, adding Ankara would implement a pact on passage from its straits to prevent an escalation of the war.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; You