On Tuesday, 9 August, at a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has commented on incident with the Russian su-24, after which relations between the two countries deteriorated.
Erdogan called the situation tragic for both countries and for the development of their relationship.
At the meeting with the business community of the Russian Federation the Turkish leader said that the downed Turkish air force Russian plane «like a black shadow fell on the relations between Russia and Turkey.
Earlier the news Agency «National news» reported that Erdogan had to apologize in Russian, to make up for the downed su-24.
In addition, the Turkish President said that Russian-Turkish relations affected by the activities of the Fethullah Gulen, which Erdogan defines as terrorist. He accused her of undermining relations between Russia and their country.
Vladimir Putin in his turn noted that Russia is ready, together with Turkey, to carry out reconstruction work in the relations between the two countries.
Recall, the leaders of Russia and Turkey on 9 August held a meeting in the Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg, which became the first after the incident with the downed Turkish air force Russian su-24 aircraft. The warming in relations between the two countries began after the Turkish leader has apologized for the incident that caused the death of the pilot of the aircraft Oleg Peshkov.