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Erdogan says Turkey stands ‘on the side of Ukraine’

(L to R) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands at the end of their press-conference following the talks in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on August 18, 2022, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)
(L to R) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands at the end of their press-conference following the talks in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on August 18, 2022, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throws Turkey’s support behind Ukraine and warns of the danger of “another Chernobyl” disaster erupting at a nuclear power plant held by invading Russian forces.

“While continuing our efforts to find a solution [to the conflict], we remain on the side of our Ukraine friends,” Erdogan says after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, adding: “We are worried. We don’t want another Chernobyl.”

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