Russian destroyer fires warning shots during Turkish vessel in Aegean Sea

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A Russian destroyer dismissed shots to sentinel off a Turkish fishing boat and forestall a collision in a Aegean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry pronounced Sunday.

The guided barb destroyer Smetlivy was incompetent to settle radio hit with a coming Turkish seiner, that also unsuccessful to respond to visible signals and flares, a method pronounced in a statement. So when a Koroglu Balikcilik was 660 yards away, warning shots were dismissed from a destroyer and a Turkish boat fast altered course, flitting within 590 yards.

Tensions between Moscow and Ankara have been heightened given a Turkish jet downed a Russian bomber along a Syrian limit final month, and this could serve aria relations.

The Defense Ministry summoned a Turkish invulnerability attache in Moscow over what it described as a “provocative actions” of a Turkish ship.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov sensitive Turkish Rear Adm. Ahmet Gunes of “the probable damaging consequences of a forward actions of Ankara in courtesy to a Russian troops fortuitous fighting general terrorism in Syria,” a method pronounced in a statement.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, vocalization to Turkish reporters on a sidelines of a assembly on Libya in Rome, pronounced Turkey would get a Turkish fishing ship’s side of a story before creation an proclamation on a issue, though combined that Turkey doesn’t preference an escalation of tensions.

“We don’t wish tensions. We wish to overcome tensions by dialogue,” Cavusoglu said.

The occurrence occurred in a northern partial of a Aegean, about 13 miles from a Greek island of Lemnos, a Russian method said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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