We won’t apologize, Russia owes us apology for violating airspace: Erdogan
Referring to the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets this week, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that "I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us."
"Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties" by shooting down the Sukhoi Su-24, he said.
Meanwhile, during a visit to Cyprus, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said "We don’t need to apologize on an occasion in which we are right,” adding, “But we said on the phone that we are sorry,” referring to a conversation with his Russian counterpart.