Turkey summons Russian ambassador to the Foreign Ministry over attacks on Turkish premises

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 26.11.2015 19:21
Updated 26.11.2015 20:26
The windows of the Turkish embassy broken by protesters in reaction after a Russian war plane was shot down by Turkey, are pictured in Moscow, Russia November 25, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)
The windows of the Turkish embassy broken by protesters in reaction after a Russian war plane was shot down by Turkey, are pictured in Moscow, Russia November 25, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)

Turkey summoned Russia's ambassador to Ankara to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday over the recent attacks on Turkish premises in Russia after Turkey downed a Russian jet on Nov. 24.

A ministry statement said Ambassador Andrey Karlov was told that Turkey finds the current attacks on the Turkish embassy in Moscow and Turkish companies unacceptable.

Turkish officials reminded that Russia has the responsibility under international law to guarantee the safety of foreign missions and requested Karlov to contact Russian officials to take the necessary steps.

President Erdoğan also made comments on the France 24 TV channel on Thursday regarding the downed Russian jet. The president said that he had called Putin on the day of the incident, but the Russian president had not answered his call.

He also said "Turkey would have acted differently if it had known the downed jet was Russian."

During the interview, the president also touched upon Wednesday's attack on the Turkish embassy in Moscow which came under attack by a group of protesters throwing stones, eggs and paint. Erdoğan said, "We are sorry that such an attack on the Turkish embassy in the Russian capital Moscow happened."

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