Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

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Meeting of Secretary of Russian Security Council N.Patrushev with Secretary General of Turkish National Security Council

The negotiations of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation N.Patrushev with the Secretary General of the National Security Council of the Republic of Turkey T.Burcuoglu took place in Ankara on September 14, 2009.The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Turkey V.Ivanovskiy also attended the meeting.

The sides in thorough and constructive vein exchanged views on issues of development of bilateral relations, enhancement of security architecture in the Euro-Atlantic region, particularly in the Black Sea basin, settlement of the regional conflicts, as well as on a number of other international and regional security issues.

N.Patrushev expressed his condolences to T.Burcuoglu and to the Turkish people following the natural disaster, which claimed human losses and economic damage. He confirmed the readiness of Russia to provide necessary assistance in overcoming consequences of the disaster engaging the resources of the Ministry of Emergency.

September 14, 2009