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Newsline: Ankara Summons Russian Ambassador to Turkey Over Second Airspace Violation

The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been summoned by the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara for a second time over a repeated incident of the Russian Air Force violating the country’s airspace, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. “On October 4, a repeat violation of Turkey’s airspace by a Russian military aircraft occurred. On Monday, the Russian ambassador was again called into the foreign ministry where Turkish First Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Muhtar Gun expressed his sincere protest and demanded that measures be taken so as not to allow such incidences in the future,” the source told RIA Novosti.



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