Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan will not meet in Paris, where they are both currently attending a summit on climate change, Russian media reported Monday, citing Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“There are no plans to meet Erdogan [in Paris], there are no talks about such a meeting. There will be no such meeting,” Peskov was cited by the TASS state-owned news agency as saying Monday.
An unidentified Turkish official confirmed to Reuters on Monday that there will be no meeting, the RBC news agency reported.
Last week, a Russian Su-24 military plane was downed by an air-to-air missile from a Turkish F-16 interceptor near the Turkish-Syrian border. Commenting on the incident, the Russian president said it would affect relations between the two countries.
Erdogan tried to contact Putin after the incident, but a conversation between the two did not take place, Peskov said last week.
“It was 7-8 hours after the incident, not earlier. The president was informed of this request,” Peskov was cited by the RIA Novosti state-owned news agency as saying. He added that the president was also informed that Erdogan requested a meeting with him in Paris on Nov. 30.