MOSCOW | The Latest: Turkey urges diplomatic solution to conflict
MOSCOW — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):
4: 10 p.m.
Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the presidents of Russia and Ukraine to overcome their dispute through diplomatic channels.
The officials from Erdogan’s office said that the Turkish leader held separate telephone conversations on Wednesday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The officials said that during the phone calls Erdogan “listened to both sides” and expressed Turkey’s concerns over the standoff in the Black Sea that has raised the specter of a major conflict.