Turkey can pay Russia $5 billion compensation for downed plane

23 August 2016 11:14 (UTC+04:00)

By Gunay Hasanova

Turkey's Former President Abdullah Gul's ex- adviser, Ahmet Takan announced that Turkey can pay Russia compensation worth $5 billion for the downed plane, the newspaper Cumhuriyet reported.

The crisis in relations between the two countries began after the incident with the downed Russian plane in Late 2015. After the incident, the Russian president signed a decree on measures to ensure national security and launch special economic measures against Turkey.

The relations began to recover after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to his Russian counterpart, where he expressed condolences to the family of the deceased pilot of SU-24 and regret over the incident with the Russian aircraft.

Later, after months of enmity between the two countries the Presidents of Turkey and Russia met in St. Petersburg on August 9.

The meeting between Erdogan and Putin moved the relations between Turkey and Russia to a new positive direction and served as the beginning of restoration of “axis of friendship” and clean slate between Ankara and Moscow.

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