Turkey says sorry over Russian jet - Moscow

2016-06-27 15:55
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Moscow - A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Turkey's president has apologised for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border.

Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday that Putin has received a message from Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressing his "sympathy and deep condolences" to the family of the killed pilot and "asked to be forgiven".

Turkey hadn't previously apologised for the incident in November last year, which had triggered Moscow's ire.

The Russians had responded by halting package tours to Turkey and banning most agricultural imports from Turkey.

Read more on:    turkey  |  russia  |  syria  |  military

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