Monday, October 5, 2015

U.S., NATO Condemn Russia's Violations Of Turkish Airspace

U.S., NATO Condemn Russia's Violations Of Turkish Airspace: T
he United States and its NATO allies have condemned Russia's incursions into Turkey's airspace, saying the violations were both dangerous and irresponsible.

Ankara said Turkish warplanes were scrambled after a Russian warplane violated Turkey's airspace on October 3.

It said Turkish jets patrolling the border were also "harassed" by an unidentified plane on October 4.

The Russian Defense Ministry said one of its warplane briefly entered Turkish air space due to "unfavorable weather conditions."

After an emergency meeting on October 5, NATO said, "Allies strongly protest these violations of Turkish sovereign airspace, and condemn these incursions into and violations of NATO airspace."

"Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible behavior," the statement added.