Russia informed Turkey about airstrike in Syria
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
AFP photoRussia has informed Turkey about the airstrike launched in Syria on Sept. 30, a Russian Embassy official has stated.
“Today we informed the Turkish authorities about the military operation,” Russian Embassy spokesperson Igor Mityakov told the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that notification was made through the embassy in Ankara.
Asked if the notice was made prior to the air campaign and if Ankara was informed about the areas targeted, Mityakov declined to answer.
He said the notice given was based on the principle of providing general information, not providing details of the operation. He also added that a military commission had been established between the two countries to exchange further technical information.
Mityakov cited the Russian Defense Ministry statement that the attack would target the infrastructure of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).