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    There has been no contact between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There has been no contact between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    December 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the concluding news conference in Ankara
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    December 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the concluding news conference in Ankara

    In January, the Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed a Russian Su-34 fighter jet had violated the country’s airspace. The Russian Defense Ministry has rejected the allegation, denying that any of its Air Force aircraft had violated Turkey’s airspace during operations in Syria. Putin was informed that Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet over the issue, according to Peskov.

    "There has been no contact between the presidents of Russia and Turkey. I don’t know if any contact is being planned," Peskov told reporters.

    Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained since a Turkish fighter a Russian Su-34 aircraft over Syria during a similar incident on November 24. Ankara and Washington claimed the Russian warplane trespassed into Turkish airspace for a matter of seconds.

    Moscow said the Russian frontline bomber never crossed into Turkish territory and introduced a series of economic measures in response to its downing.

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    Plane crash, Su-24, Syrian airspace, downing, attack aircraft, bilateral ties, Downing of Russian SU-24, diplomatic relations, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Syria, Russia
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