Turkey urges Russia to end Ukraine attack
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to end the attack on Ukraine during a phone call on Saturday, a Turkish diplomatic source said.
Ankara has repeatedly called the Russian invasion of Ukraine "unacceptable" and offered to mediate between Moscow and Kyiv.
Cavusoglu told Lavrov that further military escalation would not benefit anyone, the source, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences over the loss of lives in the Russian attack and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded, during a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, the source said.
Turkey abstained during the vote.
In a televised interview late on Friday, Cavusoglu said: "We don't want to cut off the dialogue" with Russia.