“Turkey and Russia can not afford the enemy relationship”, – said on Thursday Turkish Minister on EU affairs Volkan Bozkır. This statement was announced in two days after a Turkish fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border.
During the speech in Ankara, Bozkır said that he expects to save a good contacts with Moscow, despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin was very angry and decided to impose some restrictions.
The minister also said that he would like to improve the slow process of Turkey’s application for EU membership. It is reported that from 14th till 15th of December will be started negotiations on the opening of the 17th paragraph of the accession process to the EU, it is necessary to discuss the economic and monetary policy.