Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression 2506123
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Defense News - Turkey
|Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:24 AM|
|Turkey considers that the downing of its fighter aircraft by Syria as an act of aggression.|
A Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Syria insists the Turkish jet was inside its airspace when it was fired on after Syrian military failed to indentify it.
F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft of Turkish Air Force (Archive image)
Relations between Ankara and Damascus have become increasingly strained with Syria’s escalating conflict repeatedly crossing over Turkey’s borders. Ankara is considering its response to the attack on one of its F-4 Phantom jets which it says was in international airspace at the time.