Turkey summons Russian envoy, claims Su-34 fighter jet violated air space

  • 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

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