World Bulletin / News Desk
NATO member Turkey has "temporarily" suspended air strikes against ISIL targets in Syria after the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border sparked a major row with Moscow, local media reported on Friday.
Turkish F-16 jets on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane which Ankara said had breached its air space. Russia on Thursday vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy.
Turkey, a member of a U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIL, has halted air raids against the group in Syria in order to avoid any further crises.
"Both sides agreed to act cautiously until they re-establish dialogue channels to reduce tensions," sources reported.
Government officials were not immediately available for comment.
The downing of the plane sparked a grave crisis in relations between the two countries, with Russian President Vladimir Putin calling it a "stab in the back" and demanding an apology from Turkish leadership.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angrily rebuffed the Kremlin's demand for an apology and said Putin snubbed a phone call from him after the incident.Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Kasım 2015, 11:06