Putin says still no ‘apologies’ from Turkey over downed warplane
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had not received any apology from Turkish leaders over the downing of a warplane, nor any proposals to compensate Moscow.
“We still have not heard any articulate apologies from Turkey’s highest political level nor any proposals to compensate for the harm and damage, nor promises to punish criminals responsible for their crimes,” Putin said at the Kremlin in televised remarks.
“We believe treacherous stabs in the back from those who we considered partners and allies in the anti-terror fight to be absolutely inexplicable,” Putin said.
Putin, who spoke ahead of talks with French President Francois Hollande, reiterated his call for the creation of a broad coalition to fight the Islamic State group which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.
“We will continue our attempts to reach agreement with all the partners,” he said.