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Newsline: Russian Embassy Confirms Meeting Between Envoy, Turkish Foreign Ministry

The Russian Embassy in Ankara confirmed that a meeting between the Russian envoy in Ankara and the Turkish Foreign Ministry had been held, however, did not comment on the topic of the discussion. “We confirm that a meeting was held between the ambassador and Mr. Ozugergin, but we are not commenting on the content of the meeting,” an embassy spokesperson told RIA Novosti. On Sunday, pictures emerged in Turkish media allegedly showing a Russian serviceman on a naval ship holding a man-portable surface-to-air missile as the ship was passing through Bosphorus Strait. The incident was deemed a provocation by Turkish authorities, and local news outlets reported that talks would be held with the Russian ambassador on the matter.



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