- The Moscow Times
- Feb. 24 2016 19:02
- Last edited 19:02
Turkish President Recep Erdogan has claimed that Russian military airplanes entered his country’s airspace, according to Turkey’s Hurriet newspaper, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.
Erdogan made this announcement during a speech in Ankara on Wednesday, the newspaper said.
Ankara in January claimed that a Russian Su-24 bomber violated Turkish airspace and warned Moscow that there would be “consequences.” Russia’s Defense Ministry rejected the accusations.
Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated in November when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane after it allegedly violated Turkish airspace.