[ltr]Erdogan apologized for Putin: I did not deliberately drop the Russian aircraft[/ltr][ltr]
Moscow - Iraq Press -28 in June said the Kremlin, said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sent a "letter of apology" to the Russian counterpart , Vladimir Putin, on the Turkish armyto drop a Russian plane, last year.
The Kremlin said in a statement on Monday evening, said that "Putin has received a message from Erdogan across the Turkish leader expressed his desire to resolve the caller position to drop theRussian military aircraft."
The statement added , " the letter mentions in particular that Russia is a friend and a strategic partner of Turkey, and the Turkish authorities do not want to spoil relations with them."
He pointed out that Erdogan said in a speech , "I want again to express my sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of the Russian pilot , who died, and I say sorry."
In Turkey, a spokesman for the Turkish presidency, Abraham Qaln, if the latter "sent a letter to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, in which he expressed deep sorrow over the incident drop the Russian fighter."
He said in a press conference, Erdogan said in his letter , "I share aches with the pilot who was killed in the incident and extendour condolences to them and tell them: Do not Taakhdhunna."
He said that Erdogan "called for the re - traditional friendly relations between the two countries, and cooperation in order tofind regional solutions to problems, and to fight against joint terrorism," pointing out that Russia and Turkey " have agreed to take all necessary steps for the development of relations between the two countries."
And shot down Turkish fighter aircraft model "F - 16", a Russian fighter jets , "Sukhoi - 24", last November, when the last violation of Turkish airspace at the border with Syria in the state Htaa south.
Against this background, relations between Ankara and Moscow have been strained, with the presidency announced theRussian General Staff, cut military ties with Ankara, as well as restrictions on Turkish goods exported to Russia.
In a related development, Turkish official, said on Monday that a man suspected of killing one of the pilots of the Russian Air Force after he dropped the Turkish airline plane, is being tried.
He was arrested Alp Arslan Gillick, who was fighting at the time, under the banner of Turkmen powered by Turkey, shows government forces in northern Syria in late March / March last, in the city of Izmir, on charges unrelated to this, but the court decided in May / May last , that the evidence is sufficient to convict him.
Moscow is demanding for a long time trial Gelak.anthy (1)