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Turkey warns its patience with Russia 'has a limit' after Putin warship fired warning shots at fishing vessel

Turkey warns its patience with Russia 'has a limit' after Putin warship fired warning shots at fishing vessel

By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline

Turkey has warned its patience with Russia 'has a limit' after Moscow's 'exaggerated' reaction to a weekend naval incident between the two countries.

A Russian destroyer fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean on Sunday to avoid a collision and summoned the Turkish military attache over the incident.

'Ours was only a fishing boat, it seems to me that the reaction of the Russian naval ship was exaggerated,' Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

'Russia and Turkey certainly have to re-establish the relations of trust that we have always had, but our patience has a limit.'

The incident is likely to heighten tensions between the two nations who are at odds over Syria and Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane last month.

Cavusoglu said Russia had already 'put itself in a ridiculous position' with accusations by President Vladimir Putin that Turkey had shot down the jet to protect oil supplies from ISIS.

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