Russian air strikes

Turkey summons Russia envoy again

Turkey again summons the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's military operations in Syria, saying the aim is to "stabilise the legitimate authority" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015

Turkey summons Russia envoy again

Turkey again summons the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days.

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

Syria conflict: Turkish jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Turkish F-16 fighter jets are scrambled after a Russian warplane violates Turkey's air space on Saturday, the foreign ministry says.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Putin wins parliamentary backing for air strikes in Syria

President Vladimir Putin secures parliament's unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally.