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 Turkey had exercised its “international right and national duty” by downing warplane, Turkish PM Davutoglu says

Turkey will take all necessary measures and make any sacrifices when it comes to the lives and dignity of its citizens and security of its borders.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said Tuesday, Censor.NET reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"We would like the entire world to know that we will take all necessary measures and make any sacrifices when it comes to the lives and dignity of our citizens and for the security of our borders while our country is in a circle of fire," he said.

Davutoglu said Turkey had exercised its "international right and national duty" by downing the plane which the authorities say was flying over the country's southern Hatay province.

Russian warplanes previously violated Turkish airspace twice in October. The incidents came within a few days of the start of Russia's air campaign in Syria on Sept. 30 and led to international condemnation.

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