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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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