Author Topic: Nato warns Russia over ' danger'of violating Turkish airspace  (Read 198 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1214
    • View Profile
Nato warns Russia over ' danger'of violating Turkish airspace
« on: October 06, 2015, 11:58:06 AM »

The Turkish foreign minister has warned Russia it will shoot down any plane that strays into its airspace. Ahmet Davutoglu said on TV: "The Turkish armed forces have their orders. The necessary will be done even if a bird violates Turkey's border. Rules of engagement are clear."

A pair of F-16 jets were scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes which had allegedly violated its airspace on Saturday 3 October, according to the Turkey's foreign ministry, with Davutoglu calling the Russian ambassador in protest.

Russia claims the plane had entered Turkey "by mistake" while apparently flying a sortie over Syria and assured Ankara it would not happen again. Russia's defence ministry said an SU-30 fighter aircraft had entered Turkish airspace "for a few seconds" on Saturday 3 October because of bad weather.

"What we have received from Russia this morning is [an admission] that this was a mistake and that they respect Turkey's borders and this will not happen again," Davutoğlu was quoted as saying by local media. "Necessary steps would be taken against whoever violates Turkey's borders."

Also on Monday, Turkey's military said a MIG-29 jet had harassed two Turkish F-16s for five minutes and 40 seconds on Sunday by locking its radar on to them, according to a Mirror report.

Nato entered into the argument by condemning Russia for violating Turkey's airspace. Ambassadors from the member states held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday 4 October to discuss what secretary general Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace" by a Russian jet.

"Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible behaviour. They call on the Russian Federation to cease and desist, and immediately explain these violations," Nato said in a statement after the meeting.


Queen Elizabeth warns of divided Europe ahead of European Union summit

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 465
Last post June 26, 2015, 10:01:24 AM
by admin
President Trump Warns of 'Fire and Fury' for North Korea if Threats Don't Stop

Started by lindaikeji

Replies: 0
Views: 166
Last post August 09, 2017, 01:03:09 AM
by lindaikeji
United Nations Warns of Crisis as Syrian Forces Squeeze Aleppo

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 226
Last post February 10, 2016, 10:49:25 AM
by yungcrux
United States Navy Warns Against Chinese Flights in South China Sea

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 158
Last post February 16, 2016, 12:21:39 PM
by legendguru
Donald Trump Warns , No Dictator Should Underestimate America

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 151
Last post November 06, 2017, 07:22:57 AM
by newspostng
US warns Iran over support for Yemen rebels

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 190
Last post April 09, 2015, 05:34:15 PM
by mastercode
North Korea Warns US Will Pay for Pushing UN Sanctions

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 198
Last post September 11, 2017, 05:54:16 AM
by punch
Donald Trump Warns North Korea: Do Not 'Try Us'

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 197
Last post November 08, 2017, 07:09:42 AM
by yungcrux
Russia's Air strikes on Western-backed rebel areas 'kill 36 civilians' in Syria

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 246
Last post October 01, 2015, 12:31:30 AM
by internet police
Dozens of British, Russia and American troops arrived in Libya in support move

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 168
Last post January 24, 2016, 02:20:58 PM
by legendguru