OREANDA-NEWS. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as between Russia and NATO, has reached a dangerous level. It is reported by "Sputnik Turkey".

“We will not ignore our principles and our close relations with Ukraine just because we have extensive relations with Russia,” the Turkish Foreign Minister said during an online meeting with the Academy of International Security.

According to Cavusoglu, in many difficult situations like this, Turkey is doing what the spirit of the times and the country's national security require.

“This is hard work, but diplomacy is needed for this,” the minister stressed.

Earlier, the Haberturk edition reported that Turkey, presumably, will take part in the NATO anti-Russian military operation in the territory of Donbass.

Turkey, presumably, will take part in the anti-Russian military operation of the North Atlantic Alliance in the territory of Donbass. This is reported by the Haberturk edition, the author of the material was the columnist Cetiner Cetin.

According to unconfirmed reports, Turkey will lead the NATO operation.

The publication emphasized that earlier in the media there was information about the development by the West of a variant of the transfer of a special military unit of 35-40 thousand on the basis of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force.

At the same time, Haberturk admitted that because of such an operation a "very risky situation" is created, against which Ankara is advised to be careful in economic, military, intelligence and political relations.

Even in a Turkish newspaper, it was suggested that Turkey would be "in conditions of an even deeper crisis in relations with Moscow than after the destruction of the Russian plane 6 years ago."