DOHA, ($1=3.64 Qatari Riyals) — International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made a sequence of last-minute statements on the Doha Discussion board on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and S-400 anti-aircraft missile programs, realized BulgarianMilitary.com, citing savunmasanayist.com.
He held separate conferences with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, former president of the Munich Safety Convention Basis, his Qatari and Mexican counterparts, and former US Secretary of State and Local weather Particular Consultant John Kerry.
Mevlut Cavusoglu: “We’re mediators and we should be impartial at this level. It could not be proper to remark. Our job is to assist either side remedy this drawback. In the end, Zelenski and Putin will determine. We need to carry them collectively.
Ukraine has realized that it isn’t a member of NATO and won’t develop into one. Many members oppose the membership of Ukraine and Georgia. Ukraine clearly understood this. Ukraine has no likelihood to decide on between the West and Russia. There should be a balanced coverage. We’re additionally members of NATO. We’re working with Russia on very troublesome points. Ukraine additionally must pursue a extra balanced coverage.
The present state of affairs impacts us all. Now we have wonderful relations with either side. Now we have signed a free commerce settlement with Ukraine. There are two associate international locations right here. This case impacts everybody, not simply us. We have to discover a answer as quickly as potential.”
S-400 SAMs in Ukraine
Mevlut Cavusoglu: “The S400 has already arrived in Turkey. Somebody stated that the S400 must be given to Ukraine. That is out of the query. Does Turkey want extra air protection programs? After all, it does. If we are able to’t get them from our allies, we are going to flip to different sources. We are able to now produce greater than 70 % of our protection wants. We may even have an air protection system. On this context, we’re nonetheless engaged on different alternate options.
Our President met together with his French and Italian counterparts. Now, these two international locations are a bit of extra critical concerning the thought of joint manufacturing in Turkey or promoting their air protection programs in our nation.
We contemplate every subsequent choice. Nevertheless, our first selection is at all times our allies. Our nation is a sovereign state and we should present for our wants. Our first precedence is Europe, however what is going to we do if our allies don’t promote?”
Crimea and Donbass
Mevlut Cavusoglu: “Scenario and drawback that also must be clarified. There may be rapprochement, however either side should be rather more detailed of their calls for. Donbas and Crimea are very delicate points. Because the conflict continues, negotiations proceed. If the settlement is created, a extra constructive atmosphere is created.”
Turkey and NATO
Mevlut Cavusoglu: “I want you may see Turkey’s contribution to NATO earlier than this occasion. Turkey is at all times within the high 5 by way of NATO actions. We’re NATO allies. There are totally different opinions amongst NATO members. There have at all times been variations of opinion on Russia’s joint declarations or responses. However Turkey is a strong ally in NATO and can proceed to contribute. Now we have contributed to greater than 90 % of NATO members.
Now we have now seen that we’re extra united as an entire. That’s what President Biden stated. Now we have seen this solidarity with our personal eyes.”
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