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A RUSSIAN jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it flew into the country's airspace, according to as yet unconfirmed reports circulating on social media.
According to reports, eyewitnesses saw a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, while three fighter jets were hovering above.
One journalist tweeted that three Turkish planes were responding to "mysterious" lock-ons from Mig-29 jets, which are used by Putin's forces.
Express.co.uk has contacted the Turkish government and the Russian military but neither could be reached for comment.
originally posted by: markosity1973
Oh God, don't poke the Russian bear Turkey.
I hope for the rest of the world this is not true.
so if this fighter shoot down turns out to be confirmed this could keep escalating as i didnt know things were this tense
n April, contractors broke ground for a nuclear plant on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, a $20 billion Russian contract. Last year, the two countries agreed to build a pipeline taking up to 63 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Europe each year. Several times over the last two years, Erdogan has talked publicly with Putin about joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the security body Russia formed with China and four Central Asian states. In response to the aircraft incidents, Erdogan has now warned Russia it could lose Turkey as a friend and natural gas customer, and highlighted his country's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance. On Thursday he said he might find someone else to build that nuclear plant. A day earlier, Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said the TurkStream gas pipeline project was being postponed.
originally posted by: all2human
a reply to: avgguy
Has Syria taken down any foreign bombers entering it's territory over the years?
originally posted by: Gothmog
Mig 29 vs Nato aircraft . Someone has to lose ....
n-Topic- this was most likely a military blunder in the heat of battle. The Mig saw 3 unidentified aircraft , painted em to get a better view. Mistake. The Turkish aircraft took this as an act of aggression and shot it down. "Stuff Happens"