Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has talked about the discussions held with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, RIA Novosti reported.
“We discussed bilateral relations, trade and high-level contacts between the two countries’ presidents, prime ministers and between Sergey Lavrov and me,” said Cavusoglu. “We also discussed regional issues.”
“It was a constructive meeting,” he added.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation June 29.
Putin informed his country’s Cabinet of Ministers that after receiving a letter from Erdogan June 27, it was decided to start the process of normalization of relations with Ankara.
Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Putin June 27 over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.
Erdogan said Turkey "shares the pain of the downed Su-24 pilot's death with his family" and "sees it as Turkey's pain".
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident. Following the incident, Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on taking measures for ensuring the country's national security and special economic measures against Turkey.