In his condolence message to President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan said he felt "deep sadness" about the Russian airplane that crashed with 71 people aboard in Moscow's suburbs, according to a Turkish presidential source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Yildirim also offered condolences to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in a telegram, according to Turkish prime ministerial sources.
"I would like to wish patience to the families of those who lost their lives in this painful incident and I offer condolence to your government through you and friendly Russian people," he said.
The Saratov Airlines flight crashed near Ramenskoe town, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement.
Aboard the flight were six crew members and 65 passengers, including a child.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu talked to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over phone to offer his condolences, according to a diplomatic source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
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