Kremlin: Turkish president took important step
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, took a very important step to normalize the relations, says Dmitry Peskov, Russian president’s spokesman.
“However, further steps are needed, since it won’t be possible to resolve the problem in several days,” RIA Novosti quoted Peskov as saying June 28.
Peskov told reporters June 27 that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot, expressing regret over the incident.
Erdogan said Turkey "shares the pain of the downed Su-24 pilot's death with his family" and "sees it as Turkey's pain".
“Turkey’s President Erdogan has really sent a letter [to Putin]. An important step has been taken towards normalization of the relations,” said Peskov.
“You were aware that Russia and President Putin were holding a very consistent position,” he said. “Putin has repeatedly expressed a desire to have good relations with Turkey and Turkish people, has emphasized that those good ties have no alternatives and talked about the necessary conditions for normalizing those relations.”