Erdogan warns Russia against invading Ukraine
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Speaking to Turkish reporters in Albania, Erdogan said he intended to discuss the rising tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"You cannot handle these things by saying 'I will invade something, I will take it'," Turkish media quoted Erdogan as saying.
In December, Putin criticised Ukraine for deploying Turkish attack drones, urging Ankara to put pressure on Kyiv not to use the military hardware, which has played a key role in conflicts in Libya and over Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Turkey has countered by saying it cannot be held responsible for how the drones are used by countries after they are sold.
He added that Russia "should review the state of affairs in the world and its own state of affairs before deciding to take this step" to invade.
"We need to rip war out of political history," Erdogan said.
Moscow says it is responding to what it sees as the growing presence of NATO in its sphere of influence, where it fiercely opposes the expansion of the Atlantic alliance.