Turkey capitulates: military says it didn’t know warplane was Russian

In a statement released Wednesday night, the Turkish air force said its air traffic control for the area where a Russian Su-24 was downed on Tuesday did not identify the warplane and thus ordered a pair of Turkish F-16s to shoot it down. The announcement completed Ankara's capitulation that also included a long apology and expression of condolences earlier in the day by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
In comments to reporters after speaking with Cavusoglu, Lavrov said, "We do not plan to go to war with Turkey, our attitude toward the Turkish people has not changed."


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