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Turkey PM: No Apology For Russia Jet   11/30 06:13

   BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says his country won't apologize to 
Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria that crossed through 
Turkish airspace.

   Ahmet Davutoglu also said Turkey also hopes that Moscow will reconsider 
economic sanctions it announced against Turkish interests in the wake of last 
week's incident.

   Davutoglu told reporters Monday that "no Turkish prime minister or president 
will apologize ... because of doing our duty." He spoke after a meeting with 
the NATO chief in Brussels and said Turkey remains open to talks with Russia 
about ways to avoid such incidents in the future.

   President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser has said the Russian 
leader hadn't taken calls from Turkey's president because there has been no 
Turkish apology. Russia insists the plane did not intrude on Turkish airspace.


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