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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Kremlin has rejected half-hearted attempts of Turkey to make peace with Russia


The Kremlin was skeptical about the proposal of the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu to create a joint group to study the steps of restoring Russian-Turkish relations. As stated by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, no working group this issue will not solve. Moscow is waiting for from the Turkish leadership and action, which previously said Vladimir Putin.


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Recall that recently Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would like to restore relations with Turkey. About it constantly says and Ankara, but apart from the statements, said the Russian leader, we need some action. He stressed that while Moscow had not heard from the Turkish government an apology for the downed su-24 bomber, which was a “stab in the back”, as well as willingness to repair the damage. Apparently these conditions the Russian leadership considers to start a basic dialogue on the restoration of relations.

However, on the morning of Monday may 30 was reported by the Turkish Anadolu Agency on the statement of foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu who proposed to establish a joint working group that would study steps to restore the Russian-Turkish relations.

The afternoon was followed by a comment from the Kremlin. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the response to these words lies in the statements of Vladimir Putin, made the day before. According to Peskov, the President clearly outlined Moscow’s position, therefore no working group to solve the problem can not. According to the Kremlin, in this situation, everything depends on the Turkish leadership.

Peskov stressed that the Turkish leadership in Moscow would expect those actions mentioned by President Putin in Athens.

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