Ankara welcomed the constructive position of the Russian authorities in connection with the unintended impact of Air and space forces of the Russian Federation on a Turkish military in Syria. About it reports on Friday, February 10, RIA Novosti reported citing a military source in Turkey.
“The actions and constructive position of the Russian officials immediately after the incident has been received by us positively,” — said the Agency interlocutor. He noted that the leadership of the Turkish armed forces also “behaved very calmly” and immediately after the airstrike held talks with their Russian counterparts.
The Russian side, according to the source, proposed to create the Commission on investigation of the incident, its activities “to a greater extent be aimed at preventing similar incidents in the future and strengthening coordination between military departments of two countries”.
As the source noted, cooperation between Russia and Turkey need to restore peace in the region. “Of course, this terrible tragedy has put both countries in a difficult position, but we hope that won’t happen again,” he added.
February 9, a military source in Ankara said that Russia and Turkey plan to create a Commission to investigate the unintended impact of videoconferencing on a Turkish military in Syria.
Earlier in the day in the General staff of the Turkish armed forces said that as a result of the impact of the Russian space forces in Northern Syria killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11. This information was confirmed by the defense Ministry, noting that the blow was unintentional. In the Kremlin explained that the cause of the incident was the disagreement of the coordinates during the operation.
After the incident, a telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he expressed his condolences. The parties agreed to strengthen the coordination of military action in Syria against the terrorists.