Russian president’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov hopes the relations of Moscow and Turkey will continue “to develop gradually.” The statement came in response to the media question regarding Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s response to the Russian president’s statement on the Armenian Genocide, EADaily reports.
Peskov said Vladimir Putin has been informed of the Turkish president’s reaction.
“Russia should look at its own history, first. No need to go so far. Ukraine, Crimea, Donetsk are on hand. Turkey has never committed genocide,” the Turkish president said before travelling to Kuwait. This is how Erdogan reacted to the words of a journalist recalling the April 24 visit of the Russian and French presidents, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande, to Armenia to commemorate the 1915 events.
Erdogan said he is upset at the decision of the Russian leader.
EADaily reported earlier that on April 24, the presidents of Russia and France, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande together with their counterparts from Cyprus and Serbia, Nicos Anastasiades and Tomislav Nikolic, were in Yerevan to attend the ceremonies commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. All the four presidents delivered speeches at the ceremony and condemned that crime.