Turkish Air Force

Russian jet violated Turkish airspace: Foreign Ministry

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has said that a Russian fighter jet violated Turkish airspace on Jan. 29, months after a downing that caused a big row between Ankara and Moscow. 

An official statement released on Jan. 30 said the Russian jet -a SU-34 fighter-bomber- was repeatedly warned by Turkish air radar units in Russian and English.

Turkish Stream Can Be Renewed If Turkey Interested - Russian Energy Min

Talks over Turkish Stream have not been renewed yet, but the project has the right to existence if Ankara is interested, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has pointed out.

Novak has asserted in a TV interview that Moscow is ready to deliver and increase the amounts of gas to the country and has added that Russia-Turkey cooperation has to continue.

President Erdogan: Turkey Won't Apologize for Shooting down Russian Bomber  

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara won't apologize for shooting down a Russian bomber because it violated Turkey's airspace near the country's border with Syria.

"I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," CNN quoted Erdogan as saying in Ankara on Thursday. "Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize."

Bulgaria's Ataka Party Protests over Downing of Russian Warplane by Turkey

Bulgaria's opposition nationalist party Ataka has staged protest action in front of Turkey's Embassy building in Sofia on Thursday over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish Air Force.

Some 150 people have taken part in the rally under the motto 'Turkey has declared war on Russia; on which side are we?', according to local media reports.

Surviving Pilot Says Turkey Issued No Warning Before Shooting down Russian Warplane

The rescued pilot surviving pilot of the Russian warplane downed by Turkey has said that no warnings of airspace violation were issued by Turkish Air Force.

The surviving pilot of  the Su-24 bomber has told Rossiya-1 TV channel that there was no possibility for his plane to enter the Turkish airspace as the weather was clear and the jet was flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters.