Russia is not embarrassed by Turkey's membership in NATO, as well as the divergence of views on some foreign policy issues, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov noted.
According to him, there are no fundamental differences between countries.
"We do not have any fundamental disagreements with Turkey. I am sure that the relationship between Russia and Turkey is an example of how two independent countries work together in order to implement their policies. They do not bow to anyone, they do not put forward ultimatums, they are not subject to outside influence. So Turkey's membership in NATO is not an obstacle for us," the Russian FM noted.
According to him, disagreements inevitably arise between global countries, but if they are open to cooperation, they can achieve a balance of interests.
The FM added that Moscow and Ankara are successfully interacting in various areas and have long-term plans for the further development of bilateral cooperation. Lavrov noted that even despite all the differences in approaches, the two states ultimately manage to combine efforts and promote a ceasefire in various conflict zones.