Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his letter created preconditions for resumption of joint work, Sputnik International reported citing the Kremlin press service.
“Vladimir Putin underlined that the letter from the Turkish president created preconditions to turn the crisis page in the bilateral relations and start the process of restoring joint work on international and regional problems, as well as on the development of the entire complex of Russian-Turkish relations,” said Kremlin.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin June 27 over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.
Erdogan said Turkey “shares the pain of the downed Su-24 pilot’s death with his family” and “sees it as Turkey’s pain”.
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident. Following the incident, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on taking measures for ensuring the country’s national security and special economic measures against Turkey.