Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Paper: Syria's Assad says wishes Turkish jet not downed

ByREUTERS
July 3, 2012 08:15

ISTANBUL - Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Turkish newspaper he wished Syrian forces had not shot down a Turkish jet last month and that he would not allow the tensions between the two countries to turn into open combat.

"We learned that it (the plane) belonged to Turkey after shooting it down. I say 100 percent 'if only we had not shot it down'," the Cumhuriyet newspaper quoted Assad as saying in an interview published on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear when the interview was conducted.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 25, 2017
EU-Mercosur free trade accord draft may be ready this year

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 12 - 27
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 23
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 23
    Jerusalem
    12 - 23
    Haifa
  • 16 - 29
    Elat
    16 - 30
    Tiberias