BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Turkish military allegedly prevented four Russian warplanes, including two bombers, from entering their airspace from Syria, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.

According to the report, the Russian warplanes were attempting to cross into Turkish territory before they were forced to turn around due to threats from the Turkish Armed Forces.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on these claims from Nezavisimiya Gazeta; however, if true, this would be an important development, as tensions continue to increase between Moscow and Ankara over the Idlib Governorate.

In late 2015, a Russian Su-24 jet was flying along the Syrian-Turkish border, when a Turkish anti-aircraft missile struck the aircraft, resulting in the downing of the warplane and death of the pilot.

This incident caused major friction between Ankara and Moscow, as it was only a few months into Russia’s intervention in Syria.

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Sounds like Turkish BS for domestic consumption. The point is that the Turkish-backed offensive is a fiasco, period.

Mike
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Your a phony and Turk loving Israeli scumbag, almasdarnews needs to ban your worthless Zionist Wahhabi supporting a*s.

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

This newspaper is listed as a pro opposition Russian paper. I would follow the 3 state owned to get real news

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This is one of those rare occasions where I tend to agree with you.
If the Russians had had intended to cross into Turkey with bombers it would mean they intended to use them (doubtful as the Russians are currently trying to negotiate with the Turks about de=escalation in Idlib) and they would have more than just two fighter planes accompanying them into a NATO allied country. More likely, if there were Russian planes they were skimming the border as a warning to Erdogan. Erdogan, for his part, is trying all sorts of face saving at the moment.

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Sweet robert

This newspaper is not state owned and is listed as a pro opposition newspaper. so it could be fake news. Russia has lots of media and many are critical of Putin so I go by the state owned ones for news.

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Stern Daler

Normal to have fights over the border. Nothing to worry.

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@death 2, I checked on the paper that published it. Serious and close to the Russian government.

But true enough the Jishadi-Turk offensive is a bubble of hot air.

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

@stern, it is not a state owned paper and is listed as pro-opposition. Good advertisement for those peddling flight monitoring apps.

Tyler Vincent
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Tyler Vincent

You forgot one thing, its a Russian source, not Turkish.

Dcass
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Dcass

This is fake news. Russia only flies its aircraft over Syrian territory in Idleb. Now if Turkey is considering Syria’s Idleb as its own territory, that’s a different thing. But probably this is fake news divulged by Turkey to remind Putin that he can shoot down Russian aircraft even over Syrian airspace and claim it was in Turkey itself to make pressure on Russia not to intervene to help the Syrian government fight back Erdogan’s aggression against Syria.

Tyler Vincent
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Tyler Vincent

The bear tells the Turkey, don’t mess with mama bears cubs.

michael Houston
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michael Houston

what would be the purpose for russia to fly into turkey…..none!!!!!….total complete BS

Dcass
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Dcass

I know it’s total b…s. But unfortunately, it is not the first time Turkey lied. Turkey is clearly sending a message to Russia that if it intervenes again to protect the Syrian government troops in Idleb he would claim that the Russian aircraft invaded Turkish airspace to try and invoke Article 5 of NATO. Don’t forget he did the same when he ordered the shooting down of that Russian SU24 in Syria’s airspace, again over Idleb and claimed it was in Turkey’s airspace. NATO countries at the time said they believed him, though they did not dare intervene instead calling… Read more »

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@Dcass, Nezavisimaya Gazeta is a Russian paper in Moscow with ca. 50.000 prints and close to the government.

Flights over or near borders are an almost daily routine. NATO countries in Europe and Russia know that. Only Turks and Americans make big words about of it. Plus media that are controlled by them.

That is why nothing was done and the NATO just called for restraint.

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Nestor Arapa

Todos sabemos que la religión que practica el hipócrita de Erdogan son pura mentiras y doble discurso…. Por tanto no es creíble.

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@Nestor, I checked. Nezavisimaya Gazeta is Russian.

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General Hatami

Turkey last worning,you have 12h to left Syria.