As has informed Agency “RIA Novosti” a senior military source in Ankara, immediately after the incident in Northern Syria, the Turkish military chose to slowly understand what happened. They welcomed the fact that Russian officials have taken a constructive position and proposed to establish a Commission of inquiry.
According to him, negotiations with the Russian colleagues, the Turkish military conducted in coordination with the administrations of the President and Prime Minister of Turkey.
“Of course, this terrible tragedy has put both countries in a difficult position, but we hope that it won’t happen again,” said a Turkish military source, pointing to the importance of cooperation with Moscow in the fight against “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).
As a result of unintended strike of Russian air force on Turkish positions near the town of al-Bab in Northern Syria, three people were killed, 18 were injured.
Later, the Kremlin reported a phone conversation between Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which the Russian President expressed his condolences in connection with the incident.
According to the press Secretary Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President explained the incident in the North of Syria by the inconsistency of the coordinates during the strikes of the Russian space forces on terrorists.