Turkey Says Ready to Pay Compensation for Downed Russian Jet in Syria


In a move aimed at reaching out Russia, Turkey said is ready to pay compensation to Moscow for downed Russian Su-24 combat jet.

The Russian warplane was downed near the Turkish border with Syria late 2015 triggering a conflict between Moscow and Ankara.

On Monday 27th June 2016, the Kremlin's press office published a statement saying that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The content of the letter was clear. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed Turkey’s interest in resolving the conflict and offered condolences to the family of the killed pilot.

Both countries are seeking to normalize the relations.

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