Turkey F-16s Intercept Russia Warplane After Airspace Violation

October 5, 2015 8:26 AM

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Turkey F-16s Intercept Russia Warplane After Airspace Violation

A Russian warplane "violated" Turkish airspace near the Syrian border and was intercepted by two F-16 jets, officials said Monday amid international concern at the risks of parallel military action in the conflict.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Moscow's ambassador to protest Saturday's incident, according to a statement. Officials in Ankara also spoke with counterparts in Washington about the incident.

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