Russian plane incident could spoil countries’ relations
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
The violation of airspace by Russia's planes could deteriorate bilateral relations, Ali Kemal Aydin, the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, said Oct. 15, RIA Novosti reported.
The Turkish diplomat hopes that such incidents will not reoccur because they do not correspond to the spirit of Moscow-Ankara relations.
"We must proceed from the mutual respect principles in our relations and thoroughly follow them," the official said at the international Russian-Turkish conference in Moscow. "It is important now."
He pointed out that Turkey and Russia are openly discussing the contradictions.
"I hope that such incidents will not occur in the future," he said.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported earlier that the Russian Su-30 aircraft was flying in the Turkish airspace for a few seconds due to adverse weather conditions Oct. 3. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the incident will not cause tension in relations between the two countries. Davutoglu said that Moscow has informed Ankara that the incident occurred by mistake and will not reoccur.
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