Turkey provided no proof Russian planes violated Turkish border — diplomat

Ankara has not provided a single piece of evidence Russian planes violated its airspace, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said.

Ankara has not provided a single piece of evidence Russian planes violated its airspace, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said.

"None of the planes from the Russian air group in Syria has violated the Turkish border," she said. "Ankara has not yet provided any facts to back up its charges. There have been no replies to direct requests from the embassy to provide such information, either."

NATO has neither provided information on alleged violations of Turkey's airspace.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry earlier claimed that a Russian Su-34 fighter jet violated its airspace on January 29. "Yesterday the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-34 violated Turkish airspace. Before the violation, Turkish radar stations repeatedly warned the Russian aircraft in Russian and in English," the statement said.

It said that on January 29 in the evening "the ambassador of the Russian Federation was summoned to the ministry" and a protest was lodged to him in connection with what happened. The Turkish ministry did not state where the alleged airspace violation occurred exactly.

First published by TASS.

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