Turkey is not going to compensate the damage to Russia for the downed bomber Su-24, said the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Tanju Bilgic, according to CNN Turk. He also added that Moscow should give assurances that its planes will not violate Turkish airspace.
“Russian military behave as if some danger comes from Ankara, but it’s not true,” – said in the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said in his interview to RIA Novosti that Turkish authorities “should at least do what the rules of international law dictate – to apologize, pay damages, and provide guarantees to prevent this in the future”.
According to the diplomat, it is because of this it was decided to suspend visa-free regime between Russia and Turkey, and to recommend tour operators to refrain from selling trips to Turkey.
On December 14, Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara stated three conditions for the normalization of relations between Russia and Turkey. According to him, Ankara should apologize, to find and punish those who responsible, and pay compensation for damages. The demand for compensation for the Su-24 was first announced by Russian president Vladimir Putin 2 days after the attack on November 26.