Not Yet Done
- Provided Bayraktar TB2 fight drones that were crucial in aerial support of Ukraine's ground forces.
- Publicly refused to join any Western sanctions against Russia.
- Welcomes sanctioned Russian individuals.
Providing military support for Ukraine, composed of four key categories:
- Ground Forces Support (e.g. small arms, defensive equipment, anti-tank)
- Air Defense Support
- Communications Support
- Cyber Intelligence Support
Provided Ukraine with additional Bayraktar TB2 drones since the start of the war. A speculated number of 20-50 Bayraktar drones present in Ukraine.
Financial & Institutional Sanctions
Identifying sanctions impacting the Russian economy as a whole, including banks, sovereign debt, industry, access to global markets, etc.
Turkey ruled out from joining Western financial and institutional sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Sanctions on Oligarchs, Kleptocrats, & Western Enablers
Sanctions on individuals in Putin's inner circle including:
- exposing & seizing their assets
- revoking their visas
- holding them legally accountable where possible
The goal is to convince these individuals that their futures would be better without Putin than with him.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told that he’d welcome sanctioned Russian oligarchs into the country as both tourists and investors.
Measures taken to isolate Russia diplomatically (e.g. recall of ambassadors & diplomats, stripping Russia of its G20 membership, etc)
Turkey did not yet expel any Russian diplomats since the war erupted. Turkey has taken on the role of a mediator in the Russia-Ukraine War.
Combatting Putin's global propaganda network. While respecting freedom of speech, Putin should not be allowed to spread disinformation while Russia bans every single independent outlet. This measures countries' success in curbing Russian disinformation spread through Russia Today and other platforms.
Turkey has failed to take any punitive measures against Russia and refused to join in any of the Western sanctions targeting Kremlin's propaganda.
Replace Russian Energy
Replacing Russian energy exports with alternative energy sources. That includes increasing production and opening new sources from fracking to nuclear to renewables.
Turkey has no plans to cut Russian oil and gas imports.