From a recent letter to ...

From a recent letter to the UN: “Disregarding these warnings, both (russian) planes, at an altitude of 19000 feet violated turkish airspace … for 17 seconds. … Plane 2 was fired at while in Turkish national airspace…”

From : “A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack,” - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, 2012, after a Turkish plane was shot down over Syria.

“I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane - ThinkPol

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot. “Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu told a meeting of his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given