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Turkey says Syria fired on one of its planes that was taking part in a rescue operation for a warplane shot down by Syrian forces last week.
Turkey's deputy prime minister said the CASA search and rescue plane, looking for the downed F-4 reconnaissance jet, was not brought down.
He vowed Syria's "hostile action" would "not go unpunished".
Nato will discuss the downing of the jet on Tuesday at a meeting called by Turkey, a member state.
Speaking at a televised news conference, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc did not specify when the incident took place and did not say whether the second plane was hit.
He said the Syrians had stopped firing following a warning from the Turkish side.
Turkey said on Monday that Syrian forces had fired at a second Turkish plane which was searching for an F-4 reconnaissance jet shot down by Syria last week, but the second plane was not brought down.
Deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc told a news conference that Turkey would protect itself, within the framework of international law, against what it called Syria's "hostile action" of downing its warplane last week.
He said at the end of a seven-hour cabinet meeting on the incident that Syria's downing of the reconnaissance jet would not go unpunished.
Originally posted by skuly
Just up on the BBC.
"Syrian forces hove opened fire on a second turkish plane that was serching for
the wreckage of a jet that been shot down by syria last friday"
Looking for links
Beneath the media hype pertaining to possible action against Syria by Turkey and NATO, Turkey's network TV suggests a different picture.
According to a statement by Turkey's foreign minister, Syria and Turkey are collaborating in the search operations in the Eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coastline.
On Sunday, Turkish TV confirmed that the Turkish and Syrian search teams had located the wreckage of the fighter jet at a depth of 1,300 meters, in Syrian territorial waters, thereby refuting the allegations that the plane had been shot down in international waters.
Shot down and opened fire are two different things entirely .. do you know which it is?
Turkey Vows Action After Downing of Jet by Syria
Turkey’s president said Saturday that his country would do “whatever is necessary” in response to the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria, adding a new complication to the tense relationship between the former allies split by Turkey’s support for Syrian rebels trying to overthrow the government
Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in recorded history dating back four thousand
years to the time of Abraham (Genesis 14:15). It is Syria‟s capital, housing about four million
people in or around its metropolitan areas. It is a strategic target for Israel because every known
terrorist organization has a hub or headquarters located there. God‟s Word declares that
Damascus will be destroyed in the Last Days. Will this occur before, during, or toward the end
of the seven year Tribulation period?
Jeremiah 49:26-27 provides this insight: “„Therefore her (Damascus‟s) young men shall fall in
her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day,‟ says the LORD of hosts. „I will
kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-Hadad.‟”
(Jeremiah 49:23-24). “There is trouble on the sea”
Amos 1:3-5 adds additional insight: “Thus says the LORD: „For three transgressions of
Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they have threshed
Gilead with implements of iron. But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, Which shall
devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad. I will also break the gate bar of Damascus, and cut off the
inhabitant from the Valley of Aven, and the one who holds the scepter from Beth Eden. The
people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,‟ Says the LORD.”