The Minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak does not make pessimistic predictions about relations with Russia.
ANKARA, 25 Nov. Fedor Smirnov. The new Minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak was not pessimistic about the prospects of Russian-Turkish relations in the energy sector after the incident with the downed Russian military plane su-24.
On Tuesday the Russian su-24 aircraft crashed in Syria. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced that the plane was shot down by a rocket type “air-air” with a Turkish F-16s over Syrian territory and fell in Syria four kilometers from the border with Turkey. The Russian President called it a “stab in the back” by the accomplices of terrorists. The Russian General staff stated that attacked the su-24 the border with Turkey did not cross and this is confirmed by Syrian air defense. Turkey claims that a Russian aircraft entered its airspace.
“In such a hot situation without having all the information, it would be wrong to make sharp statements. We with Russia have close and friendly cultural and economic relations, not only in the energy sector but in many sectors of the economy. I don’t look pessimistically at our relations in the energy sector,” said Albayrak at the ceremony of inauguration.
He added that, despite the approach of winter cold, the citizens of Turkey do not worry.
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