Azerbaijan hopes Turkish, Russian relations not to affect region’s countries – Azerbaijani FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan is concerned with the confrontation between Turkey and Russia and Baku hopes that this confrontation won't have a negative impact on the region's countries, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told reporters Feb. 2.
Earlier Azerbaijan held talks with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia to reduce tension, so that it would not cause harm to relations between the countries of the region, he added.
"We have a strategic partnership with Turkey, and we also maintain close relations with Russia. In this regard, we will put maximum effort to resolve the issue", Mammadyarov said.
Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained since a Turkish fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 on November 24.
Ankara and Washington claimed the Russian warplane was in the Turkish airspace for a matter of seconds. Moscow said the Russian plane never crossed into Turkish territory.