Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s consultations with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan contributed to the normalization of relations with Russia, said Turkey’s former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, NTV channel reported July 27.
Davutoglu said that Turkey needs a rapprochement with Russia.
He believes that Turkey is conducting a right policy with regard to Russia, starting the process of bilateral relations’ normalization.
Commenting on the Su-24 bomber incident, Davutoglu noted that no matter how developed the relations between Russia and Turkey after the crisis, nevertheless, Ankara acted within the law in the case of violation of the country’s airspace.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, commenting on the improvement of relations between Turkey and Russia, thanked Azerbaijan for its contribution to normalization of the relations.
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident in 2015.
On June 27, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Putin over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.
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