Russia: Erdogan’s letter contains words of regret, apology
There are words of regret in the letter sent by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reported.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin June 27 over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.
“The message contains both the words of regret and the word ‘sorry’,” said Peskov.
He added that the quotes from the letter, published on the Kremlin’s official website, fully comply with the original message in the Turkish language.
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident.
Following the incident, Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on taking measures for ensuring the country's national security and special economic measures against Turkey.