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Russia warns Turkey by firing warning shots

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Russian warships fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in Aegean Sea.

Representational image of Russian Navy. Image via businessinsider.com
Representational image of Russian Navy. Image via businessinsider.com

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Russia warned Turkey to stop staging what it called provocations against its forces in or near Syria. According to the ministry statement the destroyer Smetlivy was unable to establish radio contact with the approaching Turkish ship, which also failed to respond to visual signals and flares. When the vessel was 600 meters away, the destroyer fired with small arms and the Turkish vessel quickly changed course.

Image via telegraph.co.uk
Image via telegraph.co.uk

However, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated Turkey’s position that it wanted to resolve its difficulties with Russia.