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Turkey urges stop to Russian military operations in phone call with Lavrov

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a
FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a stop to Russian military operations in Ukraine during a telephone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Cavusoglu had reiterated during the call that Ankara was ready to host the Russian and Ukrainian leaders for peace talks.

(Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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