Ankara :(APS)Nov 26,2015-Tensions remained heated between Ankara and Moscow Thursday following Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet near the Turkey-Syria border earlier in the week.
In an interview with CNN, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would not apologize for downing the jet.
“I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us,” Erdogan said. “Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize.”
His comments came after Russian President Vladimir Putin called the shoot-down “totally inexplicable treacherous stabs in the back from those we believed to be our partners and allies in the fight against terror.”