The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow establishes relations with Ankara in the military departments


MOSCOW, October 15. Now the ties were in the military departments of Russia and Turkey to combat terrorism. This was stated on Thursday by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Alexei Meshkov, speaking at the international conference “Russia-Turkey: strengthening a multidimensional partnership”.

“Now the ties were in the military departments of Russia and Turkey, he said. – The fight against terrorism, including (a terrorist group) “Islamic state” is our common goal”.

Interaction

Also Alexey Meshkov said that Russia and Turkey should continue to actively cooperate with the military departments to incidents of air space violation does not recur.

“Recent events confirm that there should be more interaction channels by the military departments of Russia and Turkey, to avoid such incidents, he said. – In the fight against terrorism requires combined efforts and not to push against each other various kinds of charges.”

“Now the ties were in the military departments of Russia and Turkey, he said. – The fight against terrorism, including (a terrorist group) “Islamic state” (IG) is our common goal”.

Meshkov reminded that Russia recently “the accusations that we don’t bomb those in Syria.” “However, we have repeatedly stated: “let’s sit together, look together at maps,” said the diplomat. – Show us where are the extremists who need to be bombed. Give us purpose, guidance. Let the coordinates of the places where the moderate opposition, which don’t need to strike”.

“The ISIS threat can be defeated only by joining forces instead of going against each other”, – concluded the Deputy foreign Minister.

The dialogue will continue

Meshkov told journalists that intensive dialogue between Russia and Turkey will continue within the framework of international forums.

“Russian-Turkish relations is an integral part of world and European history, he said. – We always remain neighbors, the neighbors are challenging stages, but fundamentally, today, we have reached an unprecedented high level Russian-Turkish cooperation”.

Bags described the relations between Moscow and Ankara as “an advanced multifaceted partnership”. “And in a number of areas, primarily in the energy sector, we are entering a strategic level,” the diplomat added. According to him, between Russia and Turkey conducted intensive political dialogue. “Its dynamics, especially at the highest level can be the envy of many countries, – he said. In December of last year took place the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey, and in September our President met with the President (of Turkey) Erdogan in Moscow”. As explained by Sacks, in the course of these contacts was confirmed mutual interest in further development of bilateral relations and the desire to develop a dialogue to promote the development of positive trends in Russian-Turkish relations.

“The end of the year planned a series of contacts, including at the upcoming in November in Antalya summit of the group of twenty, and in the framework of the time-tested mechanism of bilateral dialogue, the cooperation Council at the highest level”, – said the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.

Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).