The Turkish TV channel Fox published an audio record of negotiations F-16 Turkish Air Force pilots, who shot down Russian Su-24, which violated Turkish airspace. On the recording, you can hear Turkish pilot repeating in English a demand to Russian pilot to change course and to avoid the territory of Turkey, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian Air Forces carry out air strikes in the northwestern region of Syria, but they bomb the regions that are inhabited by Syrian Turkmens, not ISIS, the agency Anadolu reports.
“They say that they (the Russian Air Force – Ed.) were there to carry out the air strikes at ISIS. Firstly, in the province of Latakia, home to Turkmens of Bayyrbudzhaka, and there are no ISIS there. Let no one deceive no one, “- he said.
According to Erdogan, the authorities made efforts to prevent the incident for a long time, and provided all necessary warnings to all the concerned countries, including Russia.
“From now on, we will maintain this approach. No one should expect from our silence and lack of action in response to the violation of the integrity of our borders, to the ignorance of our sovereign rights, violation of the laws “, – he said.
It should be recalled that on November 24, Turkish Air Forces shot down Russian Su-24 bomber near the border with Syria.