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    According to the speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, Russian parliamentarians are ready to resume dialogue with the Turkish parliament.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Members of the upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, are ready to resume dialogue with the Turkish parliament, Speaker Valentina Matvienko said Wednesday.

    "We are ready to restore parliamentary relations with Turkish parliament, we are considering now how we can do that," Matvienko told reporters in Moscow.

    "Miracles do not exist, Russian-Turkish relations have changed in the past seven months, and it will take time to improve them," Matvienko stressed.

    Russian-Turkish relations sharply deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 combat plane by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet over Syria on November 24, 2015.


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