Thursday, February 25, 2016
Russian foreign Min. accuses Turkey of hiding illegal activity near border.
Russian foreign Min. accuses Turkey of hiding illegal activity near border. (Tass).
Turkey is trying to hide illegal activities near the border with Syria by denying a Russian observation flight over its territory, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"Ankara had no right to deny the observation mission over its territory," she said. "Its refusal indicates the Turkish side’s intention to hide some kind of activity that takes place in the areas over which a Russian aircraft was to fly."
The diplomat drew attention to the fact that Ankara argues that Moscow’s statements on illegal activities near the Turkish-Syrian border were groundless. "It was a great chance to dot the i’s and close the issue," Zakharova said.
"The fact that we were refused means that there is something to hide and we know what is hidden," she said. "We constantly talk about it."