- Turkey has summoned the Russian envoy, claiming a Russian fighter jet has violated its airspace, Dogan news agency reports. Moscow denies any violation has taken place.
- According to Ankara, the incident involving a Russian Su-34 took place Friday. Several warnings in Russian and in English were allegedly sent to the jet.
- “We are making a clear call to the Russian Federation not to violate Turkish airspace, which is also NATO airspace,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday.
- “We are emphasizing once again that the unwanted consequences of such irresponsible behavior will belong fully to the Russian Federation,” it added.
- The ministry also said it views the alleged violation as a clear sign that Russia is seeking to escalate the already existing tensions.
- At the same time, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced his readiness to meet Vladimir Putin in the wake of the incident, Reuters reports.
#SonDakika I Türk Dışişleri: 29 Ocak’ta Rusya’ya ait bir SU-34 uçağı Türk hava sahasını ihlâl etti.
— GazeteUzay (@gazeteuzay) January 30, 2016