Turkey to lessen effects of Russia dispute: PM
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday that the government will take measures that minimize the negative effects of the turbulent relation with Russia due to the downed warplane.
In a televised interview with private network HaberTurk, the turkish premier said the measures would be made public.
"If there will be harm in export and import balances or Turkey's investments in Russia or energy field, the harm will be a mutual one," said Davutoglu.
Regarding the possibility of Russia cutting natural gas supply to Turkey, Davutoglu said: "I don't think Russia would resort to that because there are serious, mutual engagements, mutual rights and commitments that come from international law."
"Yet, we have to be prepared for the worst possibility," he added.