Turkey has reported a third incident in which an unidentified Mig-29 – which analysts say may have been Syrian – locked its radar onto Turkish jets for more than five minutes on Sunday over the Turkish-Syrian border.
“Turkey+about+Turkish+Airspace+Violation%2C+PM+Davutoglu+Says” Russian Federation confirmed the first violation, saying it was due to poor weather conditions and vowed to take the necessary steps to avoid the repetition of similar incidents in the future.
Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member with the alliance’s second-biggest army, scrambled two F-16 jets on Saturday after a Russian aircraft crossed into its airspace near its southern province of Hatay, the Turkish foreign ministry said.
Russian Federation admitted to the first incursion Saturday, but said it intruded “by mistake” and assured Ankara it wouldn’t happen again, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a televised interview.
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