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    Russia has information on secret contacts between Turkey and the leadership of the Islamic State, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has information on secret contacts between Turkey and the leadership of the Islamic State, which is prohibited in numerous countries including Russia and the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

    “There’s information that the leadership of Daesh is continuing secret contacts with the Turkish leadership,” Lavrov said during an interview with Russia’s Moskovsky Komsomolets daily.

    “They’re discussing various actions in the current conditions under our Aerospace Forces’ airstrikes seriously limiting their traditional routes of smuggling,” Lavrov added.

    Turkish Leadership Lost Touch With Real World 

    The Turkish leadership has completely lost touch with reality, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

    "The Turkish leadership has completely lost its touch with the real world," Lavrov said during an interview with Russia’s Moskovsky Komsomolets daily.

    Relations between Ankara and Moscow deteriorated in November last year when Ankara shot down a Russian Su-24 aircraft carrying out anti-terrorist operations in Syria.

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