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Leonid Slutsky: Russia will not stop inter-parliamentary contacts with Turkey

The start of the Turkish operation in Syria does not mean curtailing the inter-parliamentary relations of the Russian Federation and Turkey, the head of the Duma committee on international affairs Leonid Slutsky told reporters.
“How much in this case will affect our interparliamentary cooperation – you know, when someone takes those steps with which we do not agree, just” closing the door “- this means ceasing to exist as a factor in influencing the situation with which we do not agree “, – Slutsky told reporters.

“We are not talking about curtailing inter-parliamentary cooperation with the Turkish Grand National Assembly in any way, we can revise and postpone something, but in general we are and remain in partnership with the Turkish parliamentarians and in bilateral format, and at all the numerous parliamentary venues, in particular, PACE, “he added.

Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party, which is banned in Turkey and the Islamic State terrorist group *, banned in Russia. Against this background, the Syrian Kurds (Coordination and Military Operations Center SDF) called on the United States and the coalition to introduce a no-fly zone in the north-east of the SAR to ensure its security.

* Terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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