Moscow. October 31. Interfax – Greece will determine its position on the possible cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the establishment of the Turkish national air defense systems (air defense) taking into account the good relations with Moscow, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
“As you know, Greece and Turkey are the partner countries in NATO. At the same time, Greek-Turkish relations are distinguished by their features. Our goal is to protect our national interests, as well as, possibly, the development of cooperation between Greece and for the benefit of Turkey peace and regional stability, “- he said in an interview to” Interfax “on the eve of his visit to Athens to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“In this context, and taking into account good at all levels of relations with Russia, we will decide on its position with respect to any future development of events”, – said N.Kotzias.
October 14, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov reported that the topic of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Turkey was raised during the recent meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, discussed the possibility of supply of the various elements of air defense, if they are to show interest Turkish side.
D.Peskov specified that we are talking about the possibility of deliveries of air defense systems “in different variations.” “This is a purely commercial issue associated with the PTS, that is a very sensitive area of cooperation”, – he stressed.
“From time to time the public attention the different scenarios, often conflicting, for which I would not like to express any point of view, as long as they do not find confirmation,” – added its part N.Kodzias.
Full text of the interview with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs will be published on N.Kotziasa http://www.interfax.ru site.