Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara and Moscow have restored their relationship. This opinion he expressed on Tuesday, March 21, during his speech at the National press club in Washington, reports TASS.
“With Russia we have overcome our differences. Our relationship has been restored, and we collaborate in solving some of the problems of the region,” Cavusoglu said. However, he said that Turkey continues “to support the territorial integrity of Georgia and of Ukraine, including Crimea”.
March 10 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin after a meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Moscow and Ankara could overcome the problems that emerged after the incident with the Russian su-24 bomber. The head of state noted that the parties “return to the path of true partnership and multifaceted cooperation.”
Russian-Turkish relations deteriorated after the attack on the Turkish air force Russian su-24 bomber in the fall of 2015. They began to recover in June of 2016 — after the Turkish leader has officially apologized to the Russian side. October 10 last year, the Russian President made his first visit to Turkey after the crisis in relations between the two countries.