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Putin Aware of Erdogan's Calls for Talks Over Alleged Airspace Violation

© Sputnik / Press service of the president of the Russian Federation / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Sputnik International
Russian President Vladimir has been informed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants a "personal conversation" after an alleged violation of Turkish aispace, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) hold a joint press conference at Turkey's Presidential Palace in Ankara - Sputnik International
Erdogan Wants to Talk to Putin Following Alleged Turkish Airspace Violation
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The alleged incident involving a Russian Su-34 fighter bomber took place on Friday, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, which also said the plane was warned by Turkish air radar units.

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wanted to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin after the incident.

“Vladimir Putin has been informed of President Erdogan’s wish,” Peskov told journalists.

Female fighters from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) take a break on the front line in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on September 4, 2015. - Sputnik International
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The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claim and said no such violation had actually happened. Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov dismissed Ankara's statement as "naked propaganda."

“I’ll remind you that representatives of the Defense Ministry refuted claims by the Turkish side that one of our planes [violated] Turkish airspace. And that’s what we believe,” Peskov commented on the statement by the Russian Defense Ministry.

On November 24, a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber with two pilots on board over Syria. Ankara claimed it had downed the Russian warplane as it had allegedly violated Turkish airspace. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command have confirmed that the Russian jet never crossed into Turkish airspace.

In response to Ankara's "stab in the back," as the incident has been described by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow imposed a number of economic measures on Turkey.

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