RUSSIA, TURKEY AGREE TO CONTINUE COOPERATION AGAINST ISIS

Moscow, – President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that his country and Turkey have agreed to actively cooperate in the fight against ISIS, by working together via military and security services.

Putin also assessed the level of cooperation between Russian and Turkish security services as high.

“We rate as very high the level of cooperation reached by security services between Russia and Turkey, between the military agencies of both countries. Only thanks to our cooperation and inclusion of our Iranian partners and friends were we able to achieve ceasefire (in Syria),” Putin said at a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Russia is considering Turkey as key partner and Moscow is ready to develop political dialogue with Ankara at highest level, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Moreover, Vladimir Putin did not rule out possible involvement of the United States in joint efforts on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had completed the process of normalization of relations with Russia during his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

“We managed to overcome provocative actions and all issues. Much work was done to normalize our relations. We think that there is a noticeable shift in our relations. I think that we completely the process of normalization as a result of our meeting today,” Erdogan said after the meeting.

According to the Turkish president, the talks in Moscow earlier in the day confirmed the intention to intensify cooperation.

“Even if we do not agree on all issues, we keep all channels of communications open, as a result of the establishment of mutual trust we shall continue strengthening cooperation,” Erdogan said. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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