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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NATO head says Russia’s Turkey air violations ‘not an accident’


BEIRUT — NATO’s chief accused Russia on Tuesday of deliberately violating Turkey’s airspace during bombing raids on Syria, as Ankara summoned Moscow’s envoy over the latest intrusion.

The rise in tensions came as Russian warplanes struck Islamic State group targets in and around the ancient city of Palmyra for the first time, Syrian state television said.        
 
NATO member Turkey accuses Russia of violating its airspace at least twice over the weekend, and has warned it will activate its rules of military engagement if such intrusions are repeated. (READ MORE)