Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for Turkish President Recep Erdogan confirmed the apology for downed Russian fighter plane SU-24. This was reported by Reuters.
According to Kalin, Erdogan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, expressing his regret over the incident. He asked the pilot family to "forgive us." Also, the Turkish president urged Russia to renew the traditional friendly relations with Ankara and to continue joint fight against terrorism.
Kremlin: Erdogan apologized to Putin for downed fighter plane
"We are pleased to announce that Turkey and Russia have agreed on the steps needed for the immediate resumption of bilateral relations", - said in a statement.