Replacing the Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, who said that he was the one who gave personal orders to shoot down Su-24, Binali Yildirim said the following (quote from the TV channel TRT):
The content of the letter (to the Kremlin) is unequivocal. We expressed our regret and, if necessary, pay compensation (for the downed Su-24). Our countries want normalization of relations. I think things are getting better.
Taking into account the fact how actively Ankara decided to get down to business, Mr. Erdogan, who found himself without partnership relations with Russia before the disintegrating European Union, wanted first of all to normalize relations.
Recall that the day before it became known that criminal proceedings were resumed in relation to Alparslan Celik - the commander of the gang, who stated to the camera that he had given the order to shoot Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov, who was parachuting.