MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Improved relations between Russia and Turkey may have a positive impact on the settlement of the Syrian conflict, Russia's Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinshchak said Thursday.
"Yesterday's decision to normalize relations with Turkey may positively impact the settlement of the Syrian crisis. If we can develop this positive tendency in relations with Turkey and attempt to return to a real partnership on Syrian crisis settlement in addition to normalizing bilateral ties, and if anti-terrorism and a goal to destroy Daesh are central in this partnership, if we come together with Turkey, this will have the most positive impact on the situation in Syria," Kinshchak told reporters.
On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express regret and condolences for the November incident. On Wednesday, the two leaders had a phone conversation for the first time in more than seven months.