Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Turkey could mediate over the Russian-controlled Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
He made this offer in a phone conversation on Saturday, Reuters reported in a report.
Referring to a grain export agreement signed in July by Kyiv and Moscow with the United Nations, Turkey’s presidential office said President Erdogan said Turkey could act as a mediator on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, similar to the grain agreement.
Last month, Erdogan warned of the danger of a nuclear disaster while visiting Lviv for talks with Volodymyr Zelensky, saying, “We are concerned.” We don’t want another Chernobyl.
Meanwhile, fears are growing over Russia-controlled Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
Ukraine said on Friday it had bombed a Russian base in the nearby town of Energodar, destroying three artillery systems as well as an ammunition depot.
Turkey has friendly relations with both Moscow and Kyiv. While Ankara has supplied drones to Ukraine, it has also refused to join Western sanctions against Russia.