Telephone conversation of presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were “very productive and positive.” About this Reuters said a source close to the Turkish leader.
According to interlocutors of the Agency, a written statement on the results of the conversation will be released soon.
According to Hurriyet Daily News, the interview lasted about 45 minutes.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Kremlin said that Putin and Erdogan hold phone talks. Before the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov reported that conversation will take place at the initiative of Moscow. Putin decided to call the Turkish President after receiving the message of Erdogan, in which he expressed regret in connection with the death of a Russian pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey.
According to the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of, in the course of the conversation, the leaders planned to discuss the settlement of bilateral relations.
In his letter, Erdogan expressed his condolences in connection with death of the commander of the Russian su-24 that was shot down Turkish air force. “We have never had the desire and deliberate intention to bring down a plane belonging to the Russian Federation” — quoted message to the Kremlin. Erdogan also expressed “deep regret” over the incident and expressed hope for the restoration of partnership relations with Russia.
The English version of the message of Erdogan is also available on the website of the Kremlin, was changed during the day. Its original version, which saved the Google cache contained the expression “I apologise to them”, which is then replaced on the I am saying: “Excuse us.” Answering the question about the reasons for corrections of the English version Dmitry Peskov explained to her the refinement of the translation”.
Press Secretary of the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin said that in the letter, Erdogan did not contain an apology.