According to the politician, the incident with the Russian aircraft at the Turkish border resulted in the rapid deterioration of bilateral relations between the countries.
The high potential of Russian-Turkish relations cannot be lost due to the situation in Syria, he said on Friday.
"We have long-term economic and political relations with Russia, we have many years of living in a good neighborhood and peace. These relations should not be sacrificed to political interests in Syria," he said in an interview with the Anadolu agency.
On October 3, a Russian Su-30 fighter jet had briefly crossed Turkish airspace due to poor weather conditions. Russian authorities officially apologized for the incident, saying it was a "misunderstanding," and promised to avoid such incidents in the future.