Understand and forgive: Turkey changed its rhetoric on the downed Su-24


Turkey made steps towards the normalization of relations with Russia after the tragedy of the downed Su-24. Yesterday press secretary of the president of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the letter to the Russian leader apologized for the downed aircraft, and today Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced readiness to compensate for the damage.

Putin's three conditions

After the incident in the sky over Syria Moscow broke all contacts with Ankara and introduced a number of severe restrictive measures in the economic sphere. As a result, the Turkish economy started losing billions and faced a serious crisis. Russia put three conditions for the resumption of dialogue: Erdogan's public apology, compensation for damages, and an investigation into the crime.

Conspiracy against Erdogan

Some experts suggest that the downing of the Russian Su-24 could be part of a conspiracy of the pro-American elites against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to some reports, this was done without his knowledge with the aim to destabilize the Russian-Turkish relations and to provoke another conflict in the region.


Relations should be normalised in the near future. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries may meet at the end of the current week to discuss the next steps for the settlement. The confrontation between Russia and Turkey is not beneficial for anyone other than the US, so there may be attempts to sabotage the negotiations from the networks of Western influence.