Russia and Turkey should re-establish their trust-based relationship again, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.
In an interview with an Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Cavusoglu said about the tense relations with Russia: "There is a limit to our patience".
Relations between Ankara and Moscow have been tense since a Russian fighter jet which violated Turkish airspace was shot down by Turkish forces after repeated warnings on Nov. 24.
Cavusoglu also touched upon the Russian warship’s firing at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea on Sunday, saying: "Ours was only a fishing boat. Russian warship’s reaction seems exaggerated to me".
On Sunday, Russia claimed sailors aboard the destroyer Smetlivy fired small arms as a warning to avoid a collision with a Turkish fishing vessel, some 22 kilometers (14 miles), off the coast of Greek island Lemnos.