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Russian-Turkish rapprochement poses no threat to West — ambassador

August 11, 13:30 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Turkish ambassador to Russia stresses the need to develop relations
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Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim

Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim

© Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS

MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. The development of the Russian-Turkish relations poses no threat to the West, boosting dialogue for the sake of peace and stability should be a response to speculations on the issue, Turkish Ambassador to Russia, Umit Yardim, told a news conference on Thursday.

"Our relations with Russia pose no threat to anyone else, our relations are valuable as such," the ambassador said. "We have always said that it is necessary to develop relations. We have never evaluated them in terms of the risks for the West."

"The Western media say that this dialogue will allegedly imply a lot of negative things for the West," he said. "The development of our relations will be the best answer to these speculations. Our aim is consolidating peace and stability."

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