Military attache of Turkey urgently summoned to the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation in connection with the incident in the Aegean sea

Military attache of Turkey urgently summoned to the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation in connection with the incident in the Aegean sea


MOSCOW, December 13. Military attache of Turkey urgently summoned to the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation in connection with the incident in the Aegean sea, where the patrol ship of the Russian Navy on Sunday, had a fire to ward off the Turkish boat to prevent the collision of two ships.

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This was reported in the press service of the defense Ministry.

“In connection with occurred in the Aegean sea incident, Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, the Russian defense Ministry summoned military attach√© at the Turkish Embassy in Russia”, – stated in the message.

The crew of the patrol ship (BCC) of the Navy of Russia “sharp-witted” had small arms fire to drive away the Turkish boat in the Aegean sea, to prevent the collision. The seiner did not respond to attempts to contact him.

Russian-Turkish relations

A sharp cooling of relations of Russia and Turkey came after Turkish attacks the Russian air force bomber that participated in the anti-terrorist operation of the Russian HQs in Syria.

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After the incident with the Russian plane Ankara did not apologize, however, the President of Turkey tried twice to call Vladimir Putin, and then sent a formal request for a meeting with the Russian leader through the Foreign Ministry.

In turn, the Russian President said that Moscow has reason to believe that the Russian su-24 was shot down to protect the illegal oil supply from Syria to Turkey, and warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations.

November 28, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on application of special economic measures against Turkey. On 1 December Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree specifying economic sanctions against the country.

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