Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and both sides agreed on the need to restore peace in Ukraine.
“Unanimously we agreed on the need to restore peace. We appreciate Turkey’s help in this process,” Mr Zelensky tweeted after the talks.
During the conversation, Messrs Zelensky and Erdogan also discussed the threats to food security due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the ways to unblock Ukraine’s ports.
They also discussed cooperation in the security sphere.
A statement by Mr Erdogan’s office said Turkey attaches importance to the project of creating a safe corridor for the export of Ukraine’s agricultural products by sea.
The statement said Turkey had made every effort to continue the negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
It also mentioned that Turkey was ready to provide the needed support including mediation.
Earlier, Mr Erdogan held phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.