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QA:23 -;29 May 2007, Statement of The Spokesman of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in Response to;a Question (Unofficial Translation)


On 24 May 2007, two F-16 type US aircraft which took off from Iraq violated the Turkish Airspace.

The notification regarding this incident was communicated to the Ministry by the Turkish General Staff on the same day in accordance with established procedures followed in such cases, and subsequently, following the receipt of the technical requested details about this violation from the Turkish General Staff, the necessary diplomatic demarche was made with the US Embassy today, May 29th.

In this connection, coordination between the Ministry and the Turkish General Staff continues regularly.