(From AFP)

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday went back on an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow’s military jets in November, media reported.

Binali Yıldırım
Binali Yıldırım

“Compensating Russia is not on the table, we have only expressed our regrets,” CNN-Turk cited Yildirim as saying, hours after he said Ankara was ready to offer compensation for the incident that shattered ties between the two countries.

Speaking on public TV network TRT late Monday, Yildirim had said: “We have said that if necessary, we are ready to pay compensation.”

Meanwhile, Kremlin said it will take time to mend ties with Turkey. Read More

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