Wednesday, June 29 2016 14:15 EEST
Turkish PM finds Russian media in lie: Ankara is not to compensate for downed Su-24
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The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim has denied media statements about the fact that Ankara allegedly is going to pay compensation for downed Russian Su-24, which had violated the airspace of his country.

The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yıldırım said that the country is not to compensate for the cost of the Russian Su-24 that was shot down in November. Turkey has just apologized for the incident.

'We aren’t talking about any compensation for the Russian plane, we have brought our apologies only,' he explained.

On June 24, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he expressed condolences to the family of the killed pilot. He didn’t apologize for the neutralization of the Su-24 bomber, as some Russian media tried to present it.

As reported earlier by, Erdogan explains his letter to Putin.

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