Ankara (AFP) - NATO member Turkey onTuesday shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, threatening amajor spike in tensions between two key protagonists in the four-year Syriacivil war.
The Turkish presidency said in a statementthat the plane was a Russian Su-24 fighter jet, while Turkish media said onepilot had been captured by rebel forces in Syria.
Moscow confirmed that one of its planes had been shot down, but said thepilots' fate remained unclear.
AR- 1 hour ago
Hers the good news, if the Russiansretaliate against the worthless Turks, NATO will have to defend them as statedin Article 5. Oh joy.
PappyStu 1 hour ago
Two Turk F16s shot down the Russian SukhoiSu-24, both sides arguing who's airspace the Su-24 was in. Apparently the crewbailed out, but the manure's bound to hit the fan in Syrian Airspace...
ps 57minutes ago
So, it looks like Turkey (and NATO) is notonly providing financial, military and other materials to ISIS, al-Qaeda,Al-Nusra and other terrorist groups in the region, they are now providing airsupport.
Along with the thousands of tanks and military vehicles "donated" tothe Islamist in the region by the US and Iraq, they have a modern air-force aswell, equipped with US made smart bombs and guided munitions. Just what therest of the world needed ... more arming of RADICAL TERRORISTS!!!!!
Quenel 53minutes ago
Turkeywill pay a heavy price for this! Turkey is the worst country in theWorld.
eve 1hour ago
There are a host of other nations enduringPutin's violations of air space with multiple provocations. They must be amusedat this stage of the game. Putin was warned by Turkey several times about this. Hebet wrong on the Turks.
Pan_Euro_ Victory 24 minutes ago
Sounds like these mud people are supportingISIS. The Russians would make quick work of Turkeyif they wanted to.