Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has denied the information about the proposal to open a Russian airbase in Incirlik in Turkey, according to Reuters.
“I didn’t do such a review. We said can cooperate with everyone who fights against the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia organization. — ), “—said Cavusoglu, responding to a question. However, he added that he was talking about Russia’s use of the airbase Incirlik.
Earlier, the Turkish and Russian media reported that Cavusoglu made the use of Russian air base in Turkey, and they referred to a television interview the Prime Minister. “To fight ISIS Turkey ready to cooperate with any country. As you know, the Incirlik air base is open to countries that intend to participate in an active fight against “Islamic state”, which is the enemy for all of us. As mentioned by Sergey Lavrov, we agreed on this issue,” was the quote.
Later this information was commented in the Kremlin, saying that the proposal Cavusoglu learned from the media. “I do not know whether there was any official communication on the defence, if they had to renew them. If I’m not mistaken, was not” — said the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. However, he noted that the statement of the Chairman of the Kremlin, is considered important and requiring analysis of “politically and militarily”.
Last week, July 1, Cavusoglu had a 40-minute meeting with Lavrov. It occurred against the backdrop of a sharp improvement in relations between the two countries that followed a telephone conversation between leaders of the two countries Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, Russia has decided to lift sanctions against Turkey.