Referring to relations between Moscow and Ankara, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council stressed the need to continue talks on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis with Russia.

Iran PressEurope: Russia's Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in a statement referring to the talks with Ankara on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, said: "Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan have good relations with each other, and on the other hand, Moscow considers Ankara a neighbor and a strategic partner."

Referring to the relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he said: "Fortunately, good and useful consultations are underway between the two countries."

Medvedev went on to point out the establishment and launch of a joint Turkish-Russian ceasefire monitoring center, stating: "This center is in fact part of the establishing public stability in the region."

Referring to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council said: "The situation in this region has returned to normal and one of the most important issues that can be considered is to create opportunities for development and saving lives."

Russia and Turkey recently opened a joint ceasefire monitoring center in Nagorno-Karabakh. 219