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Russian military plane mistakenly flew into Israel’s airspace
A military plane from the Russian aviation group in Syria flew one mile into the airspace, which is under Israeli control and then left it, stated the Jewish State Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon. According to Ya’alon, the plane flew into Israeli airspace for almost one mile as the result of a mistake. “We established communication with the Russian pilot, and he immediately changed his course for Syria,” stated Ya'alon.
The Minister reminded us that last year, Israel shot down Syrian Su-24, …
Putin: USA is partially responsible for an accident with Russian bomber
The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, stated that the USA was aware of the route of the Russian bomber, which was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday. He stated they should have warned Turkey as its ally in the coalition.
“The American side, which heads the coalition in which Turkey is also included, knew the path our planes would take and the time of the flight, and it was during this time that the plane was shot down. Why did we share this information with the Americans?” asked Putin at a …
Russia has suspended military cooperation with Turkey
The Russian Presidential spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Russia has suspended military cooperation with Turkey with regards to further military actions along Turkey- Syria borders. He added that the Russian operation in Syria has continued without restrictions and he is unaware of any agreements regarding the cessation of flights along the Syrian-Turkish border.
“We assume that Russian forces continue the operation in support of military offensives against terrorist organizations …
Ukraine promises to increase food exports to Turkey in response to Russian sanctions
Ukraine made a statement about its readiness to ensure food security for Turkey in case of export restrictions from the Russian side. Kiev intends to increase export of grain, corn and oil to the Turkish market. The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Alexander Pavlenko, posted on his Facebook page, November 29, a statement which explains that Ukraine is ready to provide food for Turkey.
According to Pavlenko, if traditional partners of Turkey suspend grain export, Ukraine is …
Will the conflict between Russia and Turkey affect Ukraine?
While Russia and Turkey accuse each other of violating basic international rules and threaten each other with rigorous sanctions, we tried to understand what the long-term consequences of the SU-24 crash would be. How strongly tied are the economies of the two countries? Immediately after the crash, the Kremlin stated that the status of the relationship between the countries was undermined at that time. Both parties stand to suffer losses should the relationship deteriorate further. Turkey is …
Russia bombs Turkish humanitarian aid convoy
As reported by Turkish state-run Anadolu News Agency, Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish truck convoy at the Syrian border on Wednesday.The trucks belonged to IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an Istanbul-based humanitarian organization with connections to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Seven people were killed and ten others injured in the air strike on the convoy of 20 trucks delivering supplies to refugees.
Meanwhile, a US official said he was "aware of reports that a convoy of …
Turkish embassy trashed in Moscow
The embassy of Turkey in Russia was trashed on Wednesday as protesters hurled stones, eggs and paint in anger over downed Russian jet.Few picketers gathering outside the embassy building in Moscow carried signs that read: "Turkey, you stabbed us in the back" and "Hands off Syria". This happened a day after one of Turkey's F-16 jets shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane that breached Turkish airspace.A Russian pilot and a rescuer were killed. A second Russian pilot was rescued and safely returned …
Putin warns Turkey of significant consequences
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the loss of the jet over Turkish and Syrian border “a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists”.
Speaking in Jordan today, the Russian leader said: "This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism... But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way. Our aircraft was downed …
Turkey downs Russian military plane
A Russian Sukhoi SU-24 military airplane violated Turkish airspace and was shot down near Syrian border. As reported, one pilot has been killed and the other captured by Turkish forces in Syria. Turkey released a purported image of the flight path of the plane showing that it had violated Turkish airspace. Turkey said it issued 10 warnings to the aircraft before responding "within engagement rules" near the Turkey-Syria border.NATO has called an extraordinary meeting later Tuesday to discuss …
Turkey: Any aircraft violating our air space will be shot down.
"Turkey will shoot down any aircrafts violating the country's airspace."
The statement was made on Saturday, October 17 by Ahmet Davutoğlu the Turkish Prime Minister.
"Yesterday we shot down a drone. Had it been an aircraft we would have done the same. Our rules of engagement are well known. We will repel anyone violating our borders"
On October 16 Turkish F-16 aircrafts shot down a drone of an unknown manufacturer.
A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after it ignored …