Turkey never closed diplomatic channels with Russia (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey has never closed diplomatic channels with Russia, a source in the Turkish presidential administration told Trend June 14.
The source was commenting on a message of congratulation sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin by President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Russia Day.
Ankara and Moscow were affected the most from the crisis in relations between the two countries, according to the source.
Turkey, as earlier, has stated that at the time when the Russian Su-24 was shot down, Ankara didn't know who owned the plane, added the source.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of Russia Day June 14.
In his letter to Putin, Erdogan said he wishes the Russian-Turkish relations to reach a deserved level.
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.
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