Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Russian jet 'violated Turkey airspace'

A Russian jet has violated Turkey's airspace, despite several warnings, according to Turkish officials.

The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador after the alleged incident on Friday.

Officials said the plane was warned in Russian and in English before entering Turkey's airspace.

The statement accused Russia of escalating tensions, adding that Russia would be held responsible for any "dire" consequences.

In November, Turkey shot down a Russian plane which violated its airspace near Syria, sparking a crisis between the two countries.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph