Turkey: Turkey fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near Syrian border
Turkish fighter jets shot down a military plane close to the border with Syria on Tuesday after it violated Turkey’s airspace, the military said.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that one of its jets, a Sukhoi SU-24, had crashed in Syria but said it had been downed “presumably as a result of shelling from the ground,” according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
The discrepancy between the two accounts could not immediately be explained.
Interfax cited the Russian ministry as saying that early information indicated that the pilots had ejected.