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The Turkish Prime Minister has congratulated his armed forces after they shot down a Syrian plane, saying: "If you violate our border, our slap will be hard."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the plane violated Turkish air space and added: "I congratulate firstly our Chief of General Staff, and our pilots. I congratulate our Air Forces."
Syrian state television has quoted a military official saying the plane shot down by Turkey was pursuing rebel fighters within Syria's own territory.
The Turkish Prime Minister has said the jet was shot down because it had violated Turkish air space.
Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has confirmed that his country's armed forces shot down a Syrian jet after it violated Turkish air space.
A Syrian plane has reportedly been shot down while flying near the border with Turkey, an area where rebels have been fighting the forces of President Assad.
Turkey's NTV channel has quoted government officials saying the jet was shot down because it had violated Turkey's air space.