The drone that was shot down over the country, was of the “Russian origin”, but it did not belong to the Russian Federation. The drone was shot down while it continued flying in Turkish air space despite three warnings to leave, the Turkish military has claimed. It was brought down around 2 miles inside Turkish air space.
Despite the fact that the drone was made in Russia, Moscow said to Turkish side that the drone did not belong to Russia, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Reuters.
“The downed drone is Russian-made but Russia has told us in a friendly manner that it doesn’t belong to them,” – said Davutoglu.
Earlier, a US official said that Washington believes that the drone was of Russian origin. Davutoglu said that UAVs could belong to the Syrian government forces, whose largest supplier of weaponry is Russia.
However, Davutoglu said that the downed drone proves that Turkey is going to react to any violations of the airspace.
“This incident showed that Turkey has the capacity and the political will to put an end to such violations. I hope Russia, whose friendship and neighborliness we value, will adopt a more careful stance and Turkish-Russian relations will not be negatively affected,” – he said.