Will Turkey remain a mediator in this war after the devastating earthquake?

Turkey has contributed significant efforts as a mediator and facilitator in the Russian-Ukrainian full-scale war, attempting to bring Russia and Ukraine to the negotiating table. Of course, such a pursuit was not born out of simple want for the neighboring countries’ welfare: Turkey has aimed to reach its own goals.

Ankara’s mediator’s role, therefore, relies on many reasons, such as economic goals, displaying itself as a regional power, and building a positive image of Erdogan’s role in the war within the Turkish political discourse.

The efficiency of Ankara’s shuttle diplomacy is debatable. While it should be admitted that Turkey helped a lot to implement several important deals, such as the grain agreement and the prisoner swap, Erdogan’s aid on a larger scale has not been as successful. We delve into this matter and also discuss the influence of the recent earthquakes with our experts in Ukraine In Flames #353.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).