Erdogan wrote a letter to Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin has wished the Russian-Turkish relations in the coming time” out “on the deserved level,” reports “RIA Novosti”, the disposal of which was a document.

“Dear Mr. President! On behalf of the Turkish people in Your person I congratulate all Russians on Russia Day and wish that in the coming time, the relationship between Russia and Turkey came to a deserved level,” the letter reads.

The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim also sent a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in which he expressed the hope that “in the future, the cooperation and relations between the two countries reached the level required for the common interest of our peoples.”

Relations between Russia and Turkey worsened after Turkish air force in November 2015 shot down a Russian su-24 bomber on the Syrian-Turkish border. Moscow in retaliation has imposed on Ankara number of economic constraints.

Russian officials have repeatedly said that a precondition for the resumption of relations with Turkey is the recognition by Ankara of the blame for the crash of the su-24, an apology from the Turkish authorities and indemnification of Russia.

In late may, Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Greece said that Moscow wants to resume relations with Ankara, but also desires to resume relations need something else to do.” He reminded that Russia did not hear an apology of Turkey for the downed su-24, as well as statements about the readiness to repair the damage.

In response to these statements of Putin, the Turkish leader said he wanted better relations with Russia, but does not understand what should be the first steps of Turkey in this direction. This in the Kremlin again reminded that it is still waiting for an apology and compensation for su-24 shot down by Turkey.