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Erdogan: Sending tanks to Ukraine will not solve crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remarked on Wednesday that the Western countries' deliveries of tanks and other weapons to Ukraine will not solve its conflict with Russia.

"I can't say that sending tanks is one of the elements of conflict resolution. This is a risky business; it is beneficial for arms dealers," Erdogan told TRT in an interview. Commenting on Turkey's own territorial and diplomatic issues with Greece, he said that Athens "threaten[s] security" with its actions and should expect a response.

Speaking about Sweden's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Erdogan reiterated he expects "sincere steps" from Stockholm in the "fight against Islamophobia." He urged it to follow Finland's footsteps and comply with the memorandum the three countries previously signed.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR