“This incident certainly put both countries in a difficult situation. But from the very beginning the Turkish Armed Forces took a prudent position. The necessary contacts were held with the Russian side at the level of the president and the prime minister,” the source said.
“The Turkish side was satisfied by the position that Russia took from the very beginning when the incident occurred,” he said.
A Russian airstrike killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded another 11 near the ISIS-controlled town of Al-Bab on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.