Erdogan offers to mediate between Moscow and Kyiv in call with Zelenskiy

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony to mark an increase in capacity at a natural gas storage facility in Silivri near Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan repeated his offer to mediate between Russia and Ukraine in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday, the Turkish presidency said.

Erdogan also offered his condolences for those who died in a helicopter crash in Ukraine on Wednesday, it said.

(Reporting by Can Sezer and Huseyin Hayatsever; writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; editing by Mark Heinrich)