Syrian jet shot down by Turkish armed forces

The Turkish Prime Minister has confirmed that his country's armed forces shot down a Syrian jet today after it violated Turkey's air space.

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PM: 'If you violate our border, our slap will be hard'

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."

A plume of smoke where a Syrian plane was shot down by Turkish forces. Credit: APTN

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."

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Syrian jet 'shot down by Turkey'

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.

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