PM: Russia knew about inadmissibility of violating Turkey’s airspace
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Russia knew that it is inadmissible to violate the airspace of Turkey, said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Nov. 25.
Turkish news channel TRT Haber quoted Davutoglu as saying Nov. 25 that after Russia's warplanes violated Turkish airspace in October, Ankara warned that the intruding aircraft will be shot down if such cases repeat.
"No one has the right to violate Turkey's airspace," stressed the PM. "Violation of the airspace of Turkey is regarded as a threat to the country's national interests."
He further said Ankara doesn't want to spoil relations with Russia, and that all the diplomatic channels are open for a dialogue.
Davutoglu also said Moscow has to respect the principle of inviolability of Turkey's state borders.
On Nov. 24, Turkish Air Force downed a Russian Su-24 warplane in the country's airspace.
Pilots managed to bale out, while the aircraft fell to Syria's territory.
Edited by SI