Erdogan's phone call with Putin 'very productive': Turkish presidential sources

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 5:58 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday was "very productive and positive", Turkish presidential sources said, adding that a written statement would be made shortly.

The phone call was arranged after Erdogan expressed regret in a letter to Putin on Monday over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane last year, although the Kremlin later sought to dampen Turkey's hopes for a swift restoration of normal relations.

(Reporting by Dasha Afanasieva; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)