Turkey-Russia relations on the rise
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey is pleased with the normalization of relations with Russia, Ibrahim Kalyn, representative of the Turkish president said, the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 31.
Kalyn said that the sides will discuss a number of important issues during a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of G-20 summit in China on September 3.
He also stressed that Turkey has open diplomatic channels with Russia.
Kalyn added that earlier, Ankara and Moscow discussed the aspects of the Shield of the Euphrates military operation, which is being held by the Turkish armed forces in Syria.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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