Turkey will work with Russia to calm tensions after a Russian jet was shot down near the Syrian border, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.
The Turkish leader said discussions were taking place following the incident on Tuesday, which has plunged Ankara's relations with Moscow to their worst in recent memory.
Writing in The Times newspaper, Davutoglu said: "The necessary discussions are now taking place.
"While the measures to defend our territory will remain in place, Turkey will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions."
Turkey has shown it is willing to take on Russia after downing a Russian fighter jet.
This incident will leave the American military profoundly alarmed that the Syrian conflict is now threatening to spiral out of all control.