Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
Ankara always supported the continuation of contacts and political dialogue with Moscow, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim said, RIA Novosti reported.
"In fact, the last time on Dec. 3, 2015 on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council's meeting in Belgrade, a bilateral meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the two states, in which both sides adhering to mutual politeness framework, openly expressed their positions," said the ambassador.
Diplomatic relations between Russia and Turkey soured after a Russian SU-24 violating Turkish airspace was intercepted and shot down on Nov. 24, 2015 by Turkish F-16 fighters. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure national security and economic measures against Turkey.