The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov met today with the chief of Turkish diplomacy Mevlut Cavusoglu: a 40-minute conversation took place in Belgrade on the request of Ankara.
This is reported in Thursday, December 3, foreign media and, in particular, the website of the TV channel «Russia 1».
The parties discussed Russian-Turkish relations are greatly complicated after the destruction of the Turkish F-16 Russian su-24 in Syria. Cavusoglu was asked not to link the incident with su-24 from «total fight».
After meeting with Cavusoglu Lavrov met with Minister of foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Trendcom and his colleague from Italy Paolo Gentiloni, reports news Agency TASS.
Earlier in the day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it has evidence of Russia’s involvement in the sale of oil produced on the territory of the «Islamic state».
According to him, Turkey has evidence that Russia is buying oil from ISIS, and she is ready to provide them to the international community. The President called and the name of one of the buyers – entrepreneur George Hatsune possessing Russian citizenship.
We will remind that the day before, speaking at the climate summit in Paris, President Vladimir Putin accused the Turkish government of involvement in the trade IG produced oil, highlighting that the way Ankara is funding terrorists.
Immediately after that, Erdogan expressed readiness to resign if allegations are proved. He wondered whether Putin is ready to end a political career if it turns out that Russia buys oil from Islamic state.
Today Putin said in his address to the Federal Assembly: Allah decided to punish the leadership of Turkey, depriving him of reason, and also hinted that it is on the Turkish money, the militants commit terrorist attacks. Meanwhile, Putin believes that the mind only Allah has deprived the Turkish authorities and Turkish people were «good, hardworking and talented».