The Daily Mail 24 Nov. 2015: Turkish military has shot down a Russian war plane near its border to Syria, Ankara and Moscow confirms.
The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter planes on Tuesday morning after violating the country’s air space and ignoring several warnings, army officials said.
However, Russia’s Ministry of Defence claims the jet was in Syrian airspace, and was shot down from the ground.
‘The Ministry of Defence would like to stress that the plane was over the Syrian territory throughout the flight.’
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has ordered the foreign ministry to consult with NATO, the United Nations and related countries on the latest developments, his office said.
Both Russian pilots were seen parachuting – one is said to have been taken prisoner by Syrian rebels.
Sputnik 24 Nov. 2015: Putincalls the downing “a stab in the back” and Tyrkey “accomplice of the terrorists”.