ankara - The Turkish government has stressed that the shooting down of a Russian fighter was not an action against a particular country, but only served the protection of the national airspace. Ankara has also argued that the device for five minutes is warned to shoot was passed. The Kremlin argues that the fighter has just flown over Syria.
The Turkish army arrived Tuesday in action against the plane shortly after Ankara had expressed his anger about the violent Russian air strikes against militias of ethnic minority related to the Turks in Syria, the Turkmen. Turkey has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council following the fighting between the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Turkmen in northwest Syria. The Turkmens are then bombarded by Russian fighter planes who support Assad. Last week, Ankara already called about the ambassador of Russia to account.