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    It is currently not the time to share information on the issue of any compensation to be provided by Turkey to Russia for the downing of the Russian Su-24 aircraft, Umit Yardim, Turkey’s Ambassador to Russia, said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ankara and Moscow ended seven months of strained relations in late June when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, apologizing for the downing of the Russian Su-24 attack aircraft by a Turkish jet in November 2015 over Syria and extending his condolences to the family of the pilot killed in the incident.

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    "In the current context, I think that it would be inappropriate now to share any information in this regard, because the issue is very delicate and is of great importance for both of the countries. Of course, we will inform you step by step," Yardim said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV.

    Putin and Erdogan are scheduled to meet next Tuesday, August 9, in Russia's second-largest city of St. Petersburg.

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