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 Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu confirms disagreements with Russia on Crimea and Syria issues

Turkey and Russia still have differences on key issues despite the warming of relations.

This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Munich Security Conference, Censor.NET reports citing Yevropeiska Pravda.

He said that Russia is Turkey's trade partner, and both countries have a lot of common initiatives, though it does not mean that Turkey fully agrees with Russia.

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Cavusoglu said that Turkish policy is based on certain principles. Turkish foreign minister stressed that the Crimea problem occurred before the incident with the Russian aircraft downed in 2015. Nevertheless, Turkey did not recognize the annexation of Crimea.

According to Cavusoglu, Turkey and Russia also have different positions regarding the Assad regime, and these differences still persist.
 
 
 
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