"The conversation was productive": Blinken discusses support for Ukraine in Turkey
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Turkey to meet with Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. During the talks, the two officials discussed the prospects of providing joint assistance to Ukraine against the backdrop of a full-scale war with Russia.
This was reported on the State Department's website following Blinken's business trips to several world capitals, including Ankara. According to him, the Turkish authorities have played an important role in geopolitical events over the past few years and continue to do so.
"We talked about the important work we are doing to support Ukraine in the face of armed aggression," the American official said.
Blinken thanked Fidan for facilitating the implementation of the grain initiative, which continued to provide third countries with food from Ukraine. In general, the White House representative assessed the conversation with the Turkish diplomat as good, long and productive.
According to the Western press, another international meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine was supposed to take place in Istanbul in late October. It was expected to bring together national security advisors working to provide support for the peace summit that Kyiv wants to hold later this year.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that amid the Middle East escalation, Blinken held talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The American official urged not to forcibly relocate Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.