Russia Envoy: Decision to Normalize Relations with Turkey Could Help Settle Syria Crisis

Normalization of Turkey-Russia relations might reflect positively on the Syrian crisis, Russia's ambassador says

The Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinshchak said his government’s decision to normalize relations with Turkey could positively reflect on settling the crisis in Syria and on the efforts of combating international terrorism.

In an interview with Russian news agency TASS on Thursday, Kinshchak said the situation in Syria might be improved if a partnership could be established between Moscow and Ankara with counterterrorism playing a central role.

In a phone call on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan agreed to normalize relations between the two countries after Erdogan apologized over the downing of a Russian jet in Syrian airspace on November 24 last year.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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