Turkey seeks to calm Russia plane row

The Turkish prime minister vows to “work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions” after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday (26 November) dismissed “emotional” and “unfitting” suggestions that projects with Russia could be cancelled following Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

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Speaking to France 24 on Thursday, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemns Russia’s handling of the incident where Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border earlier this week, saying the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has not returned his call about it. Erdogan says Turkey may have handled the situation differently if it had known the jet was Russian, and that Putin is not doing enough in the fight against Isis

Turkey will work with Russia and its allies to calm tensions after a Russian jet was downed near the Syrian border, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said in an opinion piece published by Britain’s The Times newspaper
President Vladimir Putin said on Nov. 26 that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border
Turkey’s top gov’t and military officials have said Ankara and Moscow should keep all diplomatic and military channels of communication open following Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet

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