Turkey’s president on Thursday praised the country’s economic and strategic cooperation with Georgia.

“Unfortunately, our relations that we have maintained at the level of strategic partnership have been suspended. Today, with the instructions we give our foreign ministers, we will convene our strategic cooperation council as soon as possible,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters at the Presidential Palace in capital Ankara.

“The joint energy and transportation projects that we have fulfilled together with our brother Azerbaijan have enabled us to create a zone of stability from the Caucasus to Anatolia,” Erdogan said, referring to natural gas and railway projects

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