Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane

Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane on their border with Syria.


Sources say Russia’s Interfax news agency reported the Russian defense ministry as stating one of their Su-24 jets had crashed in Syria and two pilots had ejected.

Turkish F-16s downed the aircraft after giving it numerous warnings that it was violating their airspace, Turkish military officials stated.


Turkey is a critic of President Bashar al-Assad, who Russia is supporting, and they have earlier cautioned that any violations of its airspace by Syrian or Russian planes would be dealt with.

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