29 June 2016, 19:24 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will be taking steps to restore its ties with Turkey after Ankara expressed its regret for downing a Russian warplane, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
"As you know, a phone talk was held yesterday with the president of that country. It is also known that Ankara offered its apologies for downing the Russian jet. Considering this, we are intending to take steps to restore bilateral cooperation in the nearest future," Putin told Russian diplomats.