Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey does not want to “quarrel” with his longtime partner – Russia. To restore friendly relations between States, Erdogan is even ready to apologize to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, however, he asked to tell him why.
“I do not understand what the first step from us (from Turkey – approx. ed.) is expected in Moscow” – said Erdogan, whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti, stressing that Turkey, figuratively speaking, is not sitting in the chair of the accused.
In cooling between the two countries, the Turkish President accused the deceased on the Russian-Syrian border, the pilot of the Russian su-24 bomber : “With Vladimir Putin we were friends, but because of the pilot who made the mistake of Russia sacrificed a friend like Turkey,” said the Turkish head of state, adding that such categorization is Putin “gives us much to ponder”.