Turkey Downs Russian Warplane Near Syrian Border

A Russian warplane has been downed by Turkish fighter jets in the proximity of the Syrian border today, November 24.

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The aircraft was shot down because of air space violation allegations. However, Moscow argues that it can prove its plane never left the air space of Syria.

Now, it is feared lest the situation exacerbates.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin , says that the plane was 1 km inside Syria when it was hit while the Turkish military says otherwise.

In a statement reported by Reuters, a senior Turkish official said:

“The data we have is very clear. There were two planes approaching our border, we warned them as they were getting too close.

“We warned them to avoid entering Turkish air space before they did, and we warned them many times. Our findings show clearly that Turkish air space was violated multiple times. And they violated it knowingly.”

Commenting on the incident, President Putin said:

“This goes beyond the normal struggle against terrorism. This was a stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists.”

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