Syria says it shot down Turkish air force jet in Syrian airspace in escalation of tensions
Turkey — Syria
said Friday it shot down a Turkish military plane that entered Syrian air space, and Turkey vowed to “determinedly take necessary steps” in response.
It was the most clear and dramatic escalation in tensions between the two countries, which used to be allies before the Syrian revolt began in March 2011. Turkey has become one of the
strongest critics of the Syrian regime’s brutal response to the country’s uprising. READ
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