On Monday October 5 at NATO emergency meeting of ambassadors of 28 member states in Brussels allies denounced Russia for violating Turkish air space along the Syrian border, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Reuters.
Turkey threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.
“Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible behavior. They call on the Russian Federation to cease and desist, and immediately explain these violations,” the statement on the results of the meeting said.
It should be recalled that the incident happened on Saturday October 3 in the Yayladagi region of Turkey’s southern Hatay province. The Russian jet was intercepted by two fighters F-16S from the Turkish air force, which were conducting patrols in the region. Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in Turkey to protest the violation.