Putin and Erdogan Will Not Meet in Paris — Peskov

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening session of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, Nov. 30, 2015.

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.

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