Ankara, Turkey, May 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
As previously, Turkey stands for normalization of relations with Russia, Vural Altay, the Turkish Foreign Ministry's representative for Eastern Europe, told Trend May 17.
He said the crisis in relations between the two countries are in favor of neither Russia nor Turkey.
"Turkey have not closed diplomatic channels in order to restore relations with Russia," he added.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is an improvement in relations between Russia and Turkey.
In case if Russia wants to restore relations, Turkey is ready, Cavusoglu said.
Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber on Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey said the bomber entered its airspace, while Russia denied its warplane flying into the Turkish skies.