Turkey and Russia need each other, TRT Haber TV channel reported May 30 citing Numan Kurtulmush, Turkish deputy prime minister, as saying.
Kurtulmush said that the Turkey-Russia relations have been developing in many fields [before the incident with the downed Russian Su-24 bomber].
“As earlier, Turkey claims that when Russian SU-24 bomber was shot down, Ankara had no idea whose bomber it was,” Kurtulmush said.
Kurtulmush also expressed hope that Ankara and Moscow will be able to resolve their differences in relations through dialogue.
Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber on Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey said the bomber entered its airspace, while Russia denied its warplane flying into the Turkish skies.