Foreign Minister: Russia sees no reasons for deteriorating relations with Turkey

Foreign Minister: Russia sees no reasons for deteriorating relations with Turkey


The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry stressed that Moscow continues active cooperation with Turkey on the Syrian subject, so any reasons for the negative dynamics in relations between the two countries.

MOSCOW, 8 Oct. Moscow sees no reason to relations of Russia and Turkey, including in the economy, has worsened due to the actions in Syria, said Thursday the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“I see no reason for Russian-Turkish relations, especially economic, were subjected to ordeal or would have any negative dynamics. There are no prerequisites for this,” said Zakharova, answering the question, how can she comment on the official statement of Ankara that Russia’s actions in Syria could lead to negative trends in bilateral relations.

She added that the Syrian theme of the interaction between Moscow and Ankara “is quite active”. “I would like to remind you and once again draw you to the information that is published on the website of the Ministry of defense and voiced their briefings,” said Zakharova.

On Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country due to the worsening of relations with Russia because of afianzamiento may reconsider the issue of Russian gas supplies and construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under the Russian project. The defense Ministry said Monday, October 3, the Russian su-30 made a short-lived, for a few seconds, entering the Turkish airspace as a result of adverse weather conditions. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said earlier that the incident will not cause tension in relations between countries.