Syria tense: Turkey takes jet downing to NATO

Our plane was shot down in international airspace, confirms Turkish Foreign Minister.


Afp June 25, 2012

DAMASCUS: NATO said on Sunday it will discuss Turkey’s accusation that Syria shot down one of its warplanes in international airspace, as Damascus suffered heavy losses and violence scaled new heights. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned Ankara’s southern neighbour not to challenge Turkey’s military, as Britain, another member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, offered support for “robust” international action. “According to our conclusions, our plane was shot down in international airspace, 13 nautical miles from Syria,” Davutoglu told Turkey’s TRT television.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th, 2012.

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