Turkey summons Russian envoy, claims Su-34 fighter jet violated air space

turk sumA Russian SU-34 jet has violated Turkish airspace despite radar warnings, Turkey’s foreign ministry said, and the Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident.

The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the violation, which occurred on Friday, was a clear sign that Russia wanted issues between the two countries to escalate.

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in November in an incident that wrecked relations between the two countries, both of which are involved in Syria’s war.

The Russian defence ministry acknowledged that an Su-24 fighter jet crashed in Syria as a result of fire from the ground but said the plane had stayed within Syrian airspace and that “objective monitoring data confirm this”.

Source: Al Jazeera And Reuters