Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, envoy summoned

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Posted: Jan 30, 2016 11:17 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Russian SU-34 jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Saturday, and the Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident.

The ministry said in a statement that the violation was a clear sign that Russia wanted issues between the two countries to escalate.

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in November in an incident that wrecked relations between the two countries, both of which are involved in Syria's war.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)