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