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Turkey Says Russia Violated Its Airspace Again Despite Warnings

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    This photo taken on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 and provided by the Russian Defense Press Service, shows a Russian Su-34 bomber taxiing out at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Russia has been carrying out an air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

    A Russian SU-34 jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Saturday, amid ongoing bitterness between the two countries involved in Syria's war.

    The Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident late on Friday, the statement said, adding that the violation was a clear sign that Russia wanted issues between the two countries to escalate.

    "We are making a clear call to the Russian Federation not to violate Turkish airspace, which is also NATO airspace," the statement said.