Russian press holds Turkey responsible for Ossetia war and Putin did not return calls from Ankara.
The Prime Minister Erdoğan called Georgian leader Saakaşvili and Russian president Putin to find a solution to the Ossetia war on Friday. Erdoğan could reach Saakaşvili but Russian president did not return his call, Sabah Daily reported.
Tension rising in Caucasia affects Turkey, too. Russian press suggested that Turkey's military support for Georgia is also one of the reasons triggering war.
Conflict in Caucasia caused a standoff between Turkey and Russia. Russian press stated that Turkey is effective in the events and two countries' leaders had different reactions to Turkish politicians. The Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called Georgian leader Saakaşvili; but he could not reach Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Russian foreign affairs minister Sergey Lavrov did not return calls from Turkish foreign minister Ali Babacan. Diplomatic resources expect that Russia will first take a stand and then will respond to diplomatic communication attempts. It is pointed out that the priority is military.
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