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TASS: Erdogan offers apologies to Putin for downed Russian warplane — Kremlin
The Kremlin reports the Russian president has received a message from Turkey’s counterpart where he expressed his readiness to settle the situation over the downing of the Russian warplane
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally offered his apologies to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the death of the pilot of the downed Russian plane, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.
According to the Kremlin, the message notes that Russia is Turkey’s friend and strategic partner the Turkish authorities don’t want to upset relations with. "We have never had a deliberate plan to shoot down a Russian plane,"
Erdogan reportedly said in his message.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has received a message from Turkey’s President Erdogan where the Turkish leader expressed his readiness to settle the situation over the downing of the Russian warplane," Peskov said.
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