On Tuesday, 24th of November when a Turkish fighters shot down a Russian military plane near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has the right to defend own borders.
The President also noted that Ankara has done everything possible to avoid the accident.
“Despite the ten times warning for five minutes, the plane kept coming to our border. As a result, we run up the air, our F-16s to prevent the attack, “- said Erdogan in Ankara. He also paid the attention that Turkey has acted in full accordance with the rules in case of attacks.
“Such accidents have not occurred before, because Turkey has an equanimity. Undoubtedly we have done everything possible to avoid this accident. Nevertheless, everyone should respect the right of Turkey to defend own borders “, – the president said.
Erdogan also reported that Turkey with a aliens partners in the near future should implement a plan to set up a “humanitarian safety zone” between Dzharablus in Syria and the Mediterranean coast.