Turkey summons Russian envoy over downed warplane in Syria

Turkey summons Russian envoy over downed warplane in Syria

Turkey summons Russian envoy over downed warplane in Syria

Turkey today summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to Ankara to protest violations of its air space on the Syrian border by a Russian war plane that was later shot down, a Turkish official said.

The envoy was summoned after the Turkish army said two Turkish F-16s shot down the plane "within the rules of engagement" after it violated Turkish airspace 10 times within a five-minute period, a foreign ministry official told AFP

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