November 24, 2015 by AK
It appears that Turkish jets have just shot down a military plane that allegedly violated Turkey’s airspace. The plane crashed in Syria; two pilots ejected themselves, reportedly. (All the info so far is from Turkish sources.) PM Davutoglu has spoken to his chief of staff and plans to appeal to NATO and the UN.
Was it a Russian plane? Is Turkey going to use this as a pretext to invade Syria to raze the de-facto Kurdish state in the north of the country (Rojava)? Or does it look like something bigger and more ominous?
Update. Erdogan’s office says it was a Russian plane.
Update 2. The Russian defense ministry says a Su-24 has been shot down over Syria, presumably from the ground.
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