Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey and Russia have not lost a chance to normalize the relations, Ibrahim Kalin, the spokesman for the Turkish presidential administration said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Dec. 28.
"Despite the deterioration of relations, Turkey hopes that the sides will be able to restore them," he said. "Turkey is doing everything to normalize the relations from the very beginning."
Earlier, Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov said Turkey must meet three conditions to normalize the relations with Russia.
"Turkey must apologize to Russia over the incident with the downed aircraft," he said.
He said that other two conditions are to find and punish the perpetrators of the incident and compensate for the damage to the Russian side.
After the incident, the Turkish foreign ministry said that Turkey will not pay compensation for the downed Russian plane.
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