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ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.
The recordings made available to The Associated Press on Thursday indicate that the plane was warned several times that it was approaching Turkey's airspace and asked to change course.
The voice is heard saying: "This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately.”
Gripping new details of the rescue of the downed Russian Su-24 pilot have been revealed. The details are straight out of the movie “Black Hawk Down,” and reveal how Russian Marines saved the pilot in a breath-taking frontline op involving a fierce shootout with militants.
originally posted by: masqua
a reply to: Rosinitiate
I have no idea what your butt has to do with this topic... so no comment there.
I would, however, be interested in your thoughts of the recorded warnings posted in the AP story.
originally posted by: AVoiceOfReason
a reply to: masqua
well the turks did just kill a guy. perfect time to lie is right after you gone and did something stupid.
but i dont really think its all that important. what is important is why it happened and what comes of it.
If Turkey shot down the plane to help the Turkmen rebels in Syria, von Hlatky said, that opens up a "broader dynamic here … in the context of a war zone."
Another factor adding to the complexity of the situation, she said, are reports that the Turkmen rebels shot the two Russian pilots after they ejected from the plane and parachuted to the ground.
If that happened, she said, it would be a breach of United Nations laws governing military conflict.