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Turkish PM: We don't take Putin statements seriously

on Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:44 pm
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the Turkish government "does not take seriously" Vladimir Putin's recent harsh statements, so he will not respond to the Russian president's "undiplomatic and insulting" remarks in the same manner, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

"Perhaps he's reminiscing about his old KGB days. But the KGB is long gone. The era of Soviet-style propaganda is history. With every statement he makes, the world mocks it sarcastically. We cannot take it seriously," Davutoglu told reporters while returning from this week's trip to Brussels to attend a summit with eight EU leaders, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

"[Putin's] statements do not suit the nature of the modern world or Turkish-Russian relations. So instead of answering his statements in the same manner, I just smile. Taking his statements seriously would be an insult," he added.

During his recent lengthy, annual meeting with the press, Putin stepped up his already heated rhetoric over the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey on November 24.................

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