Syria Shoots at Second Turkish Aircraft (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 06/25/12)
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Syria has attempted to shoot down a second Turkish aircraft searching
for missing pilots, Ankara announced Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told a news conference the Turkish
plane, which was searching for the jet that was shot down last week,
was not damaged in the incident.
He met with reporters following a seven hour cabinet meeting that
focused on Syria´s attack last week on Turkey´s war plane.
The F-4 reconnaissance aircraft was allegedly shot down while still
technically in international air space near the border with Syria –
about 13 nautical miles away, according to Turkish Foreign Minister
Arinc added that Syria would not go unpunished for shooting down the
aircraft, which Ankara said was on an unarmed training mission to
carry out a radar system test. Both of the pilots who were aboard the
aircraft are still missing.
Ankara said that Turkey would protect itself against Syria´s “hostile
action” within the framework of international law. Syria gave no
warning before opening fire.
Turkey has called on NATO to convene a meeting Tuesday over last
week´s attack on its aircraft. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/25/12)
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