Turkey Shoots Down Military Plane Near Syria Border

A military plane in flames after being shot down by Turkish fighter jets near to the Syrian border on Tuesday.

Fatih Akta/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images

— Turkish fighter jets shot down a military plane close to the Syrian
border on Tuesday after it violated Turkey’s airspace, the military
Turkish F-16 jets on patrol duty along the border were involved in the
downing of the warplane, whose origin was unknown,” the Turkish
military said in a statement.
footage shown on the privately owned Turkish channel Haberturk showed a
warplane exploding in the air and tumbling down in flames in a wooded
area, identified by the broadcaster as a region known to Turks as the
Turkmen Mountains in northern Syria.
Another video published by the semiofficial news service Anadolu Agency showed two figures parachuting out of the aircraft.
Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has ordered the Foreign
Ministry to consult with NATO and the United Nations over the episode,
the prime minister’s office said in a statement, without providing
more details.
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