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Turkey's Erdogan wants to meet Russia's Putin after Russian jet violates Turkish airspace
January 30, 2016 / 5:53 PM / 2 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan wants to meet Russia's Putin after Russian jet violates Turkish airspace

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he wanted to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a Russian jet violated Turkey’s airspace near the Syrian border.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkey’s foreign ministry said a Russian SU-34 jet had entered Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings.

In a similar incident in November, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane flying a sortie over Syria that it said had violated its airspace, triggering a diplomatic rupture in which Russia imposed economic sanctions.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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