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 Turkey recommends Russia to stop trying its patience otherwise threatening with appropriate response

Turkey is trying to act like a "modern state" observing the norms of international law.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with Turkish NTV television channel,Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"Russia takes every opportunity (to force against Turkey - Ed.) after downing of the aircraft. However, our patience has limits. We must respond appropriately," Cavusoglu said.

He stressed that Turkey was trying to act as a "modern state" and did not deviate from the norms of international law. He recalled that Russian aircraft had violated Turkish airspace.

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"Naturally, the incident (downing of Su-24 - Ed.) which we did not want, took place, but Russia has violated our airspace," Cavusoglu said.

He reiterated Turkey's aspiration to establish a dialogue with Moscow and noted that Turkey prefered to solve its foreign policy issues itself meaning, in particular, deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq.

"Our soldiers have been in Iraq since March 2015. We have sent troops to ensure their security," the minister said adding that the country's authorities had granted their permission for the involvement of Turkish instructors in training of Iraqis.

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