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