Turkey summons Russian envoy over airspace breach

ANKARA, Jan 30 (KUNA) — Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday summoned Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov in protest to what it considered to be a breach of its airspace by a Russian fighter jet Friday night.
According to a ministry statement, A Russian SU-34 jet has violated Turkish airspace despite radar warnings in both Russian and English languages.
The statement added that the violation was a clear sign that Russia wanted issues between the two countries to escalate, despite warnings from Ankara and NATO in this regard.
It also called on Moscow to act responsibly and to fully respect Turkey’s airspace and must take all necessary measures to ensure that such violations do not reoccur.
Turkey had shot down a Russian warplane last November in an incident that wrecked relations between the two countries, both of which are involved in Syria’s war. (end) rs.hb