Türkiye is working to resolve a hostage crisis between Russia and Ukraine to deescalate tensions between the two countries, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports TurkicWorld with the reference Hurriyet Daily News.
"We are now working to resolve the hostage crisis. We are taking steps and we have reached a certain point. On the other hand, we took the steps regarding the grain corridor," Erdogan said in an interview.
"I had extensive meetings with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin in Uzbekistan. I realized that they are actually trying to finish this as soon as possible. This situation is a big problem.
"At this point, for example, an agreement has been reached on the exchange of 200 hostages. This is a good development. Because with these hostages, a very important step has been taken there. Currently, officials are managing its technical dimension. With this, we will have achieved a good development," Erdogan said.