Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A Russian MiG-29 fighter jet was chasing a Turkish F-16 fighter jet over the border with Syria, said Turkey's General Staff in a message Oct. 6.
The chasing of the Turkish aircraft continued for four minutes, the message said.
Turkish Foreign Ministry said Oct. 5 that the planes of Russian air forces, involved in the military operation in Syria, violated Turkey's airspace on Oct. 3.
The aircraft of Turkish air forces carried out warning sorties following the violation of the country's airspace.
After this Russian planes left the Turkish 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.
Previously, the head of the Russian presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov told reporters that the decision concerns Syria and the matter rests solely in an operation of the air forces.
Russia sent its warplanes to Syria after a request from Damascus.
Russian military space forces have also been reported to deliver strikes on positions of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" in Syria.
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