Interpretation of Erdogan-Assad meeting from Russia – Last minute world news – Sözcü
Kremlin Spokesperson Peskov evaluated the possibility of meeting between President Erdogan and Syrian leader Assad.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov, regarding the possibility of a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Syrian President Bashar Assad, said, “Preliminary meetings should be held at the working level before such a meeting. These contacts are being made. Work in this direction will continue,” he said.
Peskov made statements to journalists about the current issues in the capital Moscow.
Pointing out that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Assad met in the capital Moscow yesterday, Peskov said that during the meeting, issues related to the cooperation between the two countries in the field of defense and economy were discussed. Peskov said, “At the meeting, a decision was taken that will lead to the signing of an important document in the field of economy and trade as soon as possible. In addition, the issue of improving relations between Turkey and Syria was also discussed at the meeting.
‘WE ARE NOT A THREAT TO FINLAND AND SWEDEN’
Evaluating President Erdogan’s decision to support Finland’s accession to NATO, Peskov emphasized that Russia does not pose a threat to Finland and Sweden. Peskov said, “There is no issue that we cannot agree with these countries. These countries have never wanted to be against Russia. Neither they posed a threat to us nor we to them. Therefore, we can only feel sadness about this issue,” he said.
Pointing out that Turkey is a NATO country, Peskov said, “Turkey has its own line on this issue, they have their own problems within NATO and they are trying to solve them.”
Mentioning the downing of the US “MQ-9” type UAV in the Black Sea, Peskov pointed out that this issue was discussed with the US through defense and diplomatic channels. Peskov stated that the decision to remove the remains of the UAV from the sea rests with the Russian army. (AA)