Talking about the discrepancies between Turkey and France in regard to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said Russia has never abused the tension between states.
“As far as the internal disputes of NATO and the disputes between Turkey and France are concerned, Russia has never abused the tension between other states. Russia still has sustainable relations with good prospects and a good history of relations with France. The cooperation with Turkey is growing, and in general, Turkey is Russia’s neighbor,” Putin said at Valdai Discussion Club.
Putin informed that he doesn’t know anything about the attitude of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan towards Ottoman heritage and advised to ask the Turkish leader. “I don’t know what President Erdogan is planning and how he treats Ottoman heritage,” Putin said in response to the moderator who hinted the view of experts that Erdogan is actually leading a policy of expanding his zone of influence to the borders of the former Ottoman Empire.