Turkish FM calls on Russia for calm

16:09, 11 December 2015
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Turkey is calling on Russia for calm, but the country's patience is not unlimited, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.


"We act as a mature modern state. But our patience is not unlimited," he said in a live interview with NTV.

"After the downing of the Russian aircraft, we are trying to evaluate all opportunities for the dialogue with Russia," Cavusoglu said.

Read alsoErdogan responds to Russia's personal accusations in oil trade with ISIS"Of course, it was an event, which we did not want, however, Russia had violated our airspace," he said.

According to Reuters, Cavusoglu also said that the recent additional deployment of troops to Iraq was made after an increase in the security threat.

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