Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that relations between Ankara and Moscow are not an alternative to relations with other allies.
His remarks came at a press conference in Ankara before flying to London, where the next NATO summit will be held from December 3 to 4, TASS reported.
Russia is one of the main partners of Turkey, he said adding that their relations with Russia are not an alternative to relations with other allies, but they are mutually reinforcing.
The President also noted that Russia is an important player in the global political arena. During the summit, it is expected to discuss the relations of NATO member states with Russia and China.
The NATO Summit will be held in London on December 3-4. According to Ankara, Erdogan expects to hold bilateral meetings with the presidents of the US and France, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, as well as UK PM Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.