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June 28, 2016 9:44 am

Turkey: We Will Not Pay Russia Compensation Over Downed Fighter Jet

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured, offered a conciliatory hand to Moscow over the shooting down of a fighter jet last year. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured, offered a conciliatory hand to Moscow over the shooting down of a fighter jet last year. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey will not pay compensation to Russia over the downing of a fighter jet last year and has only expressed regret over the incident, prime minister Binali Yildirim has said, after president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan offered a conciliatory hand to Moscow over the incident that shattered ties between the two countries.

Yildirim’s statement on Tuesday appeared to contradict a statement he made to public TV network TRT on Monday evening, in which he said Turkey would pay compensation “if necessary.”

Read full story at The Guardian.

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