Kazakhstan urges probe on Russian plane downing

Kazakh president Nazarbaev tells Turkish cpunterpart that both Russia and Turkey must 'demonstrate a responsible attitude' to preserve relations

Kazakhstan urges probe on Russian plane downing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has urged Turkey and Russia Monday to set up a bilateral commission to investigate the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the border of Tukey and Syria.

Nazarbaev's office says he told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by telephone that he is concerned about Ankara’s deteriorating relations with Russia over the November 24 altercation.

The Kazakh president's press service says Nazarbaev told Erdogan that both Russia and Turkey must “demonstrate a responsible attitude” to preserve relations.

Turkey says the plane violated Turkish airspace and its pilot ignored repeated warning calls.

Ankara has expressed sadness, but refused Russian demands to apologize -- insisting that its military followed proper procedures.

Russia insists the plane never left Syrian airspace.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered economic sanctions against Turkey over the incident.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Kasım 2015, 11:56
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