Turkey and Russia will continue joint fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), despite the incident with the death of Turkish soldiers. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a senior military source in Ankara.
“The tragedy occurred, we are extremely saddened. However, we must proceed from the fact that in our region to combat terrorism and for peace, Turkey and Russia must continue to work together, shoulder to shoulder,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier, on 9 February it became known that as a result of inadvertent impact of the Russian HQs caused by the positions of the IG in the town of al-Bab in Syria, killing three Turkish soldiers, 11 were injured.
“The representatives of Russia said that there was a mistake in the coordinates of the strike, expressing regret and sympathy to the Turkish side” — quoted by Anatolian Agency the statement of the Turkish General staff.
The incident was one of the topics of the telephone conversation of presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said in the military. The Russian leader expressed his condolences. The parties also agreed to investigate the incident.