Published on Feb 1, 2016
Russia has accused Turkey of shelling a village in the Syrian territory. Russia’s Defense Ministry says it’s received footage showing the shelling. It demanded explanation from Turkey, NATO and the US over the incident. The Defense Ministry once again slammed a recent accusation by Ankara that a Russian warplane had violated the Turkish airspace, calling it a quote-premeditated provocation. Tensions have been high between Turkey and Russia over the situation in Syria as well as the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces in November. Moscow is angry at Ankara’s support for terrorist groups fighting to topple the Syrian government.