According to Turkish General Staff, Russian Air Force launched a missile attack on the Turkish military in the territory of Syria. The bombing killed three Turkish soldiers, 11 were injured.
The attack was inflicted on the building where Turkish military were located near the Syrian city of al-Bab, reports Hurriyet Daily, citing the statement of the General Staff.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences over the deaths of Turkish soldiers as a result of the incident, the General Staff said.
Putin’s condolences to Erdogan in connection with an unintended attack of the Russian Air Force on the Turkish military in Syria was confirmed by the president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
According to Peskov, Putin also brought this topic during the presidential meeting: “Today [February 9] early in the morning Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of incoordination during airstrikes applied by Russian air force on the terrorists during a joint operation to release al-Bab.”