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Cavusoglu notes positive course in Russia-Turkey ties

17:17, 24 November 2020
Cavusoglu notes positive course in Russia-Turkey ties Photo: Alessandro Di Meo/Global Look Press

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu believes that the Moscow-Ankara relations continue to develop in a positive direction. However, there are disagreements between the countries.

Our relationship with Russia is an essential aspect of our foreign policy. Relations between Turkey and the Russian Federation are based on shared interests and mutual respect. Despite the existence of issues on which we cannot agree with Russia, we strive to maintain a lively dialogue and come to common denominators. Our discussions continue to yield tangible results just like it was in Nagorno-Karabakh, TASS quotes the Turkish minister.

He stressed that Turkey plans to maintain this approach in relations with Russia.

Cavusoglu also said that in the first three quarters of 2020, the bilateral trade between Russia and Turkey amounted to $14 billion. Amid the crisis related to the pandemic, the bilateral trade dropped by more than a quarter from 2019.

Cavusoglu also noted the importance of joint projects between Moscow and Ankara, such as the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu NPP.