Last updated: 24 November, 2015

Turkey summons Russian envoy over downed warplane on Syrian border

Turkey on Tuesday summoned the Russian charge d’affaires to Ankara to protest violations of its airspace on the Syrian border by a Russian warplane that was later shot down, a Turkish official said.

The envoy was summoned after the Turkish army said two Turkish F-16s shot down the plane “within the rules of engagement” after it violated Turkish airspace 10 times within a five-minute period, a foreign ministry official told AFP.