Turkey downs Russian warplane

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:53 am

Turkey said Tuesday that it shot down a Russian warplane that violated Turkish airspace, while Russia denied that the plane left neighboring Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that it is looking into the circumstance surrounding the downed fighter jet in Syria, but stressed that the plane did not enter Turkey throughout the flight.

While Russia claimed the jet was brought down by artillery fire, Turkey said its F-16s fired on it after the Russian plane ignored 10 warnings in during the span of five minutes, according to The Associated Press.

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