Senator: Russia and Turkey to keep relations at high level after Erdogan’s re-election

Senator: Russia and Turkey to keep relations at high level after Erdogan’s re-election

The relations between Moscow and Ankara will remain at a high level after Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s re-election as Turkey’s president, Head of the International Affairs Committee in the upper house of Russia’s parliament Konstantin Kosachyov said.

"I believe that hardly anything will change in the relations with Russia. In this regard, Erdogan is pursuing his own policy line that cannot be influenced either by Turkey’s NATO allies or internal forces. Today our relations are at a high level and, unless there are abrupt changes in the region, there are no causes for the deterioration on the bilateral track," Kosachyov wrote on his Facebook page.

The senior senator noted that Erdogan’s re-election also means the continuation of bilateral military and technical cooperation.

According to Kosachyov, Russia and Turkey will also continue interaction in the war on terror, including in the trilateral Astana format jointly with Iran.

"And this is also extremely important, including for the Turkish leader who aspires for the leading positions in the region," TASS cited the senator as saying.

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