• Turkish and Russian military officers, rear, salute as a Turkish honour guard carry the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov into a Russian Air Force transport plane at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Saturday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border last Tuesday. (Turkish Military, via AP)

    Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s airspace.