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ANKARA Cheap Ryan Griffin Jersey , Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Violations of Turkish airspace by Russian fighter planes deployed in Syria have raised alarm bells in Turkey, prompting NATO to issue warning against Russia.


On Tuesday, the Turkish military issued a statement saying that a squadron of F-16 jets on patrol duty on Monday were radar locked by a Russia-made MIG-29 over Turkish-Syrian border. The F-16s were also targeted by surface to air missile batteries stationed in Syria.


The incident followed Russia's violations for twice of Turkish airspace over the weekend.


A Su-30 bomber crossed the Syrian-Turkish border for a few seconds on Saturday, prompting Turkish F-16 to scramble for interception. Russia said the incursion was a mistake due to unfavorable weather conditions, adding that other alleged violations are under investigation.


However, NATO said the Russian violation appeared to be deliberate.


On Tuesday Cheap Shane Lechler Jersey , NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called the airspace violation unacceptable. "It doesn't look like an accident, and we've seen two of them over the weekend," said Stoltenberg.


NATO defense ministers will be meeting in Brussels on Thursday to talk about NATO measures to respond Russian actions in a member country.


"Both Russia and Turkey should be cautious in their moves and work to diffuse the tension," Serkan Demirtas, a Turkish analyst, remarked.


Stressing that Syria has turned into a dangerous battlefield between the U.S.-led coalition and the Russian camp Cheap Kareem Jackson Jersey , he said, "any unwanted, unintentional development could lead to serious consequences that will surely have enormous effects on Turkey as well."


Turkey, having some 900 km border with Syria, frequently scrambles jets to intercept air space violations.


On February 2014, a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Syrian MIG-23 that violated Turkey's air space in line with what Ankara said new rules of engagement.


After a Turkish F-4 reconnaissance jet was shot down by Syrian air defense in 2012 Cheap C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey , Turkey announced that the rules of engagement for the Turkish military were changed so that any Syrian military element approaching the border would be considered a threat.


In September 2013, Turkish warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed

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