audio released of warnings

Turkey released audio recordings of what it says are the military’s repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria — audio that grows more agitated.

The recordings indicate the Russian bomber was warned several times Tuesday that it was approaching Turkey’s airspace. A surviving Russian pilot has denied that his jet veered into Turkey’s airspace and rejected claims that Turkey had issued warnings.

In a series of 10 audio clips. a voice is heard saying in broken English: “This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately.” It was not clear if Russian replies were received but not released, or if the Russians never replied or if they never heard the warnings.

Associated Press