Erdogan responds to Putin's praise

16:16, 25 December 2020
Erdogan responds to Putin's praise Photo: Depo Photos/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that he keeps his word.

Speaking about the Russian president, Erdogan stressed that 'this also applies to him.' Moreover, the politician called the level of relations between Moscow and Ankara very unique.

Putin's statements apply to him as well. Since I met him, I know him as an honest man, who keeps his word, and the development of our relations shows that with virtually no other state. It is a great rarity. I hope that the level of our ties will continue in the future. If you look at our trade balance, you can see that we are moving towards our goals with determination, RIA Novosti quotes Erdogan.

Putin assessed his relationship with Erdogan during an annual press conference. Although they have opposite views, the Turkish leader is a person who keeps his word, the Russian leader noted then. Putin called Erdogan a real man who 'does not wag his tail.'