Turkish official: Turkish F16s shot down warplane after it violated airspace

November 24, 2015 10:12

ANKARA- Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down a war plane of unknown origin on Tuesday after it violated Turkish air space close to the Syrian border and ignored warnings, a Turkish military official told Reuters.

Separately, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office said he had spoken with the chief of military staff and the foreign minister about developments on the border. The statement did not mention the downed jet.

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