Turkey says Russian Air Force planes violate its airspace
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Russian Air Force planes involved in the military operation in Syria, violated Turkey's airspace Oct.3, the message from Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Oct.5.
In response, Turkish Air Force aircraft carried out warning flights and forced Russian planes to leave the country's airspace.
Following the incident, Russian ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the country's Foreign Ministry to clarify the situation.
Earlier, Russia's President Vladimir Putin appealed to the country's Federation Council to authorize using Russian armed forces abroad. The Federation Council granted the request.
The head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov told reporters Sept. 30 that the decision includes only the use of the air force and the military goal of the operations is exclusively air support of the Syrian government forces.
Russia earlier sent its warplanes to Syria after the request from Damascus.
Russian air forces have also been reported to deliver strikes on positions of the "Islamic State" in Syria.
Edited by SI
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