Ambassador: Russian activity in Syria does not threaten Turkey

Turkey sees Russia as a key partner in the region but does not always react positively to its actions

Turkey sees Russia as a key partner in the region but does not always react positively to its actions, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Coskun told reporters in Baku on Oct. 29.

"The Russian military operation in Syria is an important operation and we are closely watching it. Russia is a key partner of ours, an important country of the region. Russia is a country we would like to see as a partner in the resolution of possible problems in our region. But this does not mean that we positively respond to every step, every measure taken by Russia," Coskun said.

"Russia can definitely make a substantial contribution to the resolution of the Syria problem," and measures Moscow has been taking in the Arab country do not endanger Turkey at the moment, he said.

The diplomat said he hoped that the terrorist threat in the region will be eliminated by joint efforts and that "the government deemed acceptable by the people of Syria will be supported."

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