|2017 Russian Air Force Al-Bab incident|
|Part of Turkish military intervention in Syria and Russian military intervention in Syria|
A Tupolev Tu-22M (similar to the incident aircraft)
|Russian Armed Forces||Turkish Armed Forces|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Viktor Bondarev||Zekai Aksakallı|
3 Turkish soldiers dead|
The 2017 Russian Air Force Al-Bab incident occurred when three Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 injured after a Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M attacked Turkish soldiers accidentally at al-Bab, Syria.
After the event
The Turkish General Staff announced that a Russian war plane targeted Turkish soldiers by accident. After the Russian Government confirmed the action, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and expressed his regret.
- Turkey - Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli on February 12 slammed a Russian statement on the "friendly fire" in Syria's al-Bab on February 10 that led to the deaths of three Turkish soldiers, describing it as a shame. “The issue is so important that it cannot be dodged with a condolence message,” said Republican People's Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in a post on Twitter over the developments in Syria.
- Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Daren Butler (2017-02-10). "Russian bombing mistake kills three Turkish soldiers in Syria". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/world/russian-bombing-mistake-kills-three-turkish-soldiers-in-syria-20170209-gu9r5d.html.
- "MHP head Bahçeli slams Russian statement on Turkey over ‘friendly fire’ in Syria". Hurriyet Daily News. 2017-02-12. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mhp-head-bahceli-slams-russian-statement-on-turkey-over-friendly-fire-in-syria.aspx?pageID=238&nID=109635&NewsCatID=338.
- "Kılıçdaroğlu says Russia should do more than extend condolences". turkishminute.com. 2017-02-09. https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/02/09/kilicdaroglu-says-russia-extend-condolences/.
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