Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he was against supporting the West’s provocative course regarding Ukraine.
“Turkey has always sided with a balanced policy in regard to Russia and Ukraine. However, I am not supporting the provocative course of the West in Ukraine,” Erdogan said at a news briefing in Belgrade following his talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Turkey refused to join the West-led sanctions against Russia after Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine earlier this year. Ankara stated that it was unprofitable for its economy adding that a dialogue is needed with Moscow to overcome the crisis in Ukraine.