MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has proposed to discuss with Turkish colleagues the mechanism of preventing air incidents, official spokesperson Gen. Maj. Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.
"Since early morning, Russian Defense Ministry’s experts continued working consultations with Turkish colleagues in the National Defense Control Center on implementing the mechanism of preventing incidents in the airspace over the Syrian-Turkish border," Konashenkov said.
On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov invited Turkish officials to Moscow to discuss preventing any incidents linked to Russian airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said earlier that a Russian fighter jet violated Turkish airspace on October 3. The Russian Defense Ministry explained that the incident occurred because of bad weather adding that Russian commanders in Syria take "necessary measures to prevent such incidents". The defense ministry noted that it provided an official explanation to the Turkish side.
Russian Aerospace Defense Forces started delivering targeted strikes against Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization's facilities on Wednesday, September 30.