The state Duma of the Russian Federation terminated its cooperation with the Turkish Parliament. On Monday, December 7, told reporters, Vice-speaker Nikolai Levichev («Fair Russia»).
«Cooperation of Russian and Turkish parliamentarians officially broken. However, inter-party contacts «Fair Russia» and all political forces of Turkey will be supported», – quotes Levicheva RIA «Novosti».
According to him, the state Duma has stopped cooperation with the Turkish Parliament as the authority. «However, the Turkish parliamentarians are representatives of the people, while Turkish people are not our enemy. We do not put an equal sign between him and official Ankara, stressed in his address to the Federal Assembly President of Russia Vladimir Putin», – said the politician.
«Erdogan» come and go, and the centuries-old relations of the peoples of Russia and Turkey should be maintained always. Today, it is the ability of the sane politicians, despite all the contradictions, to find common ground and to agree on the most complex issues and depend on a victory over DAYS, and the restoration of stability in the middle East,» said Levichev.
The crisis in Russian-Turkish relations came on November 24, when the Turkish fighter brought down a Russian su-24 bomber, and one of the pilots died. Ankara said the plane violated the airspace of Turkey, Moscow denies that a trespass has occurred.
Russia responded by imposing economic sanctions against Turkey.