The Turkish military in Northern Syria. 2016
Photo: Bulent KILIC / AFP
The Turkish General staff announced that the coordinates of the military, came under fire the force was transferred to the Russian side on 8 February. According to the Agency, the soldiers were in position for ten days
The Turkish General staff said that the military came under fire of the Russian Military space forces (VKS) on 9 February, were on positions about ten days. About it reports Reuters.
They also added that the coordinates of the location the soldier was handed over to the Russian side the day before. According to the representative of the General staff, Turkey regularly exchanged information with colleagues from Russia, to avoid confrontation.
Three soldiers of the Turkish army died February 9, in the result of air strikes by the Russian space forces in the Syrian al-Baba, more than ten got wounds. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on Friday, February 10, said that videoconferencing was guided transferred to Ankara coordinates when strikes in Syria.
“The situation is obvious, unfortunately. Our military during the attack the terrorists were guided by the coordinates that have been given to the Turkish partners. And within these coordinates, the Turkish military should not be there,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
He added that to avoid such incidents in the future will help “improve the coordination mechanism”. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan “detailed and constructive” discussed the incident, as well as further bilateral cooperation, reported the Sands.