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Erdogan Says Discussed Ending War in Latest Bid to Mediate

  • Turkey’s president met with Zelenskiy, UN chief in Lviv
  • Turkey was also involved in brokering grain export deal
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Antonio Guterres shake hands at the end of a joint press conference in Lviv, Ukraine, on Aug. 18.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Antonio Guterres shake hands at the end of a joint press conference in Lviv, Ukraine, on Aug. 18.Photographer: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed avenues to end the Russia’s war during talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, as well as conditions for a possible prisoners exchange. 

The comments came after the Turkish leader met in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday. Erdogan said he would follow up on the discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.