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    Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow hopes that Turkey will support Russian efforts in the fight against Islamic State militants.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Moscow is hoping that Turkey will support Russian efforts in the fight against Islamic State militants as many regional countries have already recognized the efficiency of Russia's anti-terrorism strategy, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday.

    "The efficiency demonstrated by the Russian side during airstrikes on terrorist bases in Syria in support of ground offensive by the Syrian army proves that this evil could be and must be fought against," Bogdanov said.

    "Our anti-terrorism strategy has already received approval by a number of regional countries, and we are hoping that our Turkish friends will do the same and we will work together [in this fight]," Bogdanov stressed.

    Bogdanov also said Russia and turkey will hold in the near future ministerial consultations on issues of the current global agenda, including the situation in Syria.


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