Erdogan apologises to Putin over death of Russian pilot

Moscow, June 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday received a letter in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologised for the death of a Russian pilot who was shot down last year, the Kremlin said.

Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The Russian pilot was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November.

–IANS

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