Kremlin: Working group cannot improve Moscow-Ankara relations

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

Only the Turkish administration can solve the problems, says Dmitry Peskov

Only the Turkish administration can solve the problems existing in Russian-Turkish relations, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on May 30.

He was asked to comment on the proposal of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to set up a joint working group for normalizing relations. "I think an answer to these words can be found in the statements Russian President Vladimir Putin made yesterday. President Putin was rather clear about our position: he said that certain contacts were obviously being maintained for the search of settlement options," he said.

"Any working group is unable to resolve this problem, it cannot do so. This can be done only by the Turkish administration, which Moscow clearly expects to take the actions mentioned by Putin in Athens," Peskov said.

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