FM: Baku, Astana played positive role in Turkish-Russian relations (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 1 July 2016 14:56 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 14:08)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1


Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan played a positive role in the process of normalization of relations between Turkey and Russia, RIA Novosti quoted Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying July 1.

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.