Turkish foreign ministry hands over note of protest to Russian ambassador
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
The Turkish foreign ministry handed over a note of protest to Russian ambassador to Ankara in connection with the second plane incident, which occurred on Oct. 4, a diplomatic source in Turkey told RIA Novosti.
NATO states that Russia's Su-30 and Su-24 aircraft violated the airspace of Turkey October 3 and 4, despite a warning from the Turkish authorities.
"The ambassador was summoned to the foreign ministry, where a note of protest was handed over to him," the agency said.
He said that the note was handed over with the following wording: "Measures must be taken to avoid such actions".
The Russian defense ministry said Oct. 5 that Russian Su-30 aircraft was flying in the Turkish airspace for a few seconds Oct. 3.
The defense ministry said that the incident was the result of unfavorable weather conditions. The Russian side has not officially confirmed any incidents Oct. 4.
Edited by CN