Difficulties in Russia-Turkey relations not to turn into confrontation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The difficulties in the current relations between Russia and Turkey will not turn into any confrontation between Ankara and Moscow amid Russian military operations in Syria, Ismail Alper Joshgun, Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
He said that despite the Turkish-Russian differences on some issues, the sides have the opportunity for discussion and consultations.
The ambassador reminded that after the Russian Air Force planes violated the airspace of Turkey, a Russian delegation arrived in Ankara and discussed the incident.
"Turkey is mainly concerned that the ongoing military operations in Syria in general are directed against the Syrian opposition, rather than the IS," he said.
He said that the main cause of the crisis in Syria is Assad's regime.
Assad's support is not an option to resolve the crisis as there is no place for him in the future of Syria.
On September 30, Russia's Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, began precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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