Turkey's Erdogan wants to meet Russia's Putin after Russian jet violates Turkish airspace

Reuters , Saturday 30 Jan 2016

File Photo: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, December 3, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he wanted to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a Russian jet violated Turkey's airspace near the Syrian border.

Turkey's foreign ministry said a Russian SU-34 jet had entered Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings.

In a similar incident in November, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane flying a sortie over Syria that it said had violated its airspace, triggering a diplomatic rupture in which Russia imposed economic sanctions.

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