Kremlin: there is no cooling in Russia-Turkey relations
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia's decision to restrict flights to and from Turkey was adopted solely due to the worsening coronavirus situation in Turkey.
"Travel restrictions have nothing to do with bilateral relations. They were imposed due to the ongoing pandemic and the worsening epidemiological situation in Turkey. Of course, our Turkish partners cannot but understand our concern for our own citizens. This, in fact, is the partnership," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.
In addition, Peskov answered in the negative to a question about whether the relationship between Russia and Turkey had somehow "cooled off" in recent weeks, noting that, on the contrary, these ties were developing.