Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, summons ambassador

Turkey said Saturday a Russian jet violated its airspace and has summoned the Russian ambassador in Ankara for talks.

The SU-34 fighter jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday, according to a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The statement said that the Russian plane ignored numerous warnings "by Turkish air radar units ... both in English and Russian languages," adding that the violation could lead to "serious consequences."

Turkey and Russia's traditionally warm relations have soured in recent months, after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in November 2015 for allegedly violating Turkish airspace, a charge Russia denies.

Last update: Sat, 30/01/2016 - 18:57
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