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Turkey’s Act of War | Under Siege

25.11.15

Turkey’s Act of War | Under Siege:

Here is a rundown of what has happened so far:


• At 7.24am GMT, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane
that it said violated its airspace. Soon after the incident, Turkey’s
state-run Anadolu Agency shared video online that showed the moment the
plane came crashing down and the two pilots ejected themselves.


• The Turkish army confirmed its action in a statement shortly after,
claiming it had told the plane 10 times in five minutes not to violate
its airspace: “The plane violated Turkish air space 10 times in five
minutes despite warnings at 7.24am according to the rules of
engagement.”


• The Russian-made SU-24 was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets,
but Russia denied it violated Turkey’s airspace. Initially, the Russian defence ministry said their plane was hit by ground fire rather than Turkish jets.


• Nato soon announced that after the incident, there would be an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Council at 4pm GMT in Brussels and confirmed it was in contact with Ankara.


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