Erdogan warns Russia will 'face consequences' after airspace violation

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seen in Ankara on January 28, 2016, warns that Russia would "have to face consequences if it keeps up such violations" after the Turkish foreign ministry said a Russian Su-34 plane violated Turkish airspace (AFP Photo/Adem Altan)

Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace.

"Russia will have to face consequences if it keeps on such violations against Turkey's sovereignty rights," Erdogan told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving on a Latin America tour. "Such irresponsible steps do not benefit either the Russian Federation, or Russia-NATO relations, or regional and global peace."