Due to the heedlessness of “Su-24” pilots, the cooperation couldn’t be broken down between Russia and Turkey, because it has been successfully developed for 10-11 years, said the president Tayyip Erdogan.
ANKARA, 14th of December RIA News, Fedor Smirnov. Russian-Turkish relations couldn’t fall victim to an error of “Su-24” pilots, reported by the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Relations between Russia and Turkey are in crisis after the 24th of November when the Turkish F-16 fighters shot down Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it “stab in the back” by the accomplices of terrorists and signed a decree “special economic sanctions” as for Turkey.
“We didn’t want it, but the mistake was made on our sovereign territory. This error was committed by pilots who were inattentive and didn’t follow the warnings. The incident, which occurred by cause of “pilots’ error”, shouldn’t affect the relations between the two countries, especially in the strategic way. It disappoints us “, – informed the TV channel HaberTurk, referring the statement of Erdogan to journalists on board of a plane, coming back to Turkey after the visit to Turkmenistan.
He said that Turkey and Russia have cooperated successfully for 10-11 years. “We would like to continue it”, – informed Erdogan.