Turkish military shoots down fighter jet near Syria-Turkey border – reports


A military jet that had reportedly violated Turkish border has crashed in Syria near the Turkish border, media said, adding the jet of unknown origin was shot down by Turkish F16 jets. Two pilots are reported to have ejected.

A Turkish military official told Reuters the jet was warned before being targeted, adding that the nationality of the downed plane is as yet unclear. The official added that the plane was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets.

The plane crashed in a village mostly populated by Syrian Turkmen. The place has been a hotspot between the opposition and the Syrian Army.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has met with officials from the Foreign Ministry. He instructed them to consult with NATO and the UN on the latest developments on the Syrian border, Davutoglu’s office said in a statement.

Source: RT.com