Pro-Kurdish Turkish politician says Ankara was ‘wrong’ to down Russian warplane
Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), talks to the media before casting his ballot at a polling station during a general election in Istanbul, Turkey November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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ISTANBUL: Turkey’s political leadership was wrong to order the shooting down of a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border, Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of Turkey’s opposition pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party said on Wednesday.

Demirtas made the statement during a meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian news agencies reported.

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