Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the power is not interested in the origin of tension in relations with the Russian Federation and offered to resolve the incident, formed after the attack on the Russian su-24 with a handshake.
He added that Turkish F-16 fighter jets began firing at the bombers themselves. After the attack, Turkish F-16 fighter on the Russian front-line bomber F-16 the situation in the middle East deteriorated, and diplomatic relations between Moscow and Ankara has undergone serious testing. Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced that he wants to continue to cooperate with the Russian Federation.
"Turkey is not interested in tensions in relations with Russia. In our countries there is an Advisory Board extra class, we have highly developed economic relations. We can't wish for tension, like the present, in the relations with such a country as Russia", - TASS quoted a Turkish favorite.
"Turkey do not want to happen conflict, similar to the present but, sadly, it happened. But we do not regard it as a source of tension. Our two countries must shake hands and continue cooperation," added Erdogan.
He said that before the attack on su-24 Turkish pilots did not request additional permissions. "Consistent with our established rules of opening fire, the F-16 fighter jets began the bombardment of these aircraft," - said the President of Turkey. He added that, from his point of view, the incident cannot be regarded as a cause for war.
Recall, 24 November, the Turkish F-16 fighter was shot down in the border areas of Syria bomber VKS the Russian su-24. As we were informed Days.Roo, the plane was located at a height of 6 thousand meters in one kilometer from the border with Turkey. The head of the country Vladimir Putin declared that the incident will have severe consequences for the relationship 2-States. He called the incident a blow to the back.
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