SHOT OUT OF THE SKY– Turks down ‘Russian plane violating their airspace’

SHOT OUT OF THE SKY– Turks down ‘Russian plane violating their airspace’
By Scott Campbell / Published 10th October 2015 Via The Daily Star

(This may be just the beginning. – LS)

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.

Daily Star Online has contacted the Turkish government and the Russian military but neither could be reached for comment.

It comes amid heightening tensions between Putin and the West just days after another Russian bomber violated Turkish airspace.

F-16 fighters were scrambled after a MIG-29 twin-engined jet locked radar on Turkish planes near the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province close to the border with Syria.

Turkish jets then escorted the Soviet-era aircraft back into Syrian airspace.

The incursion followed nearly a week of Russia’s devastating bombing campaign in Syria after President Vladimir Putin declared war on Islamic State (ISIS).

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Russia’s entry into the conflict in Syria had escalated the crisis and that Moscow admitted its warplane’s violation of Turkey’s airspace was a “mistake”.

Russia’s ambassador in Turkey was also summoned in protest at the provocative action.

Turkish officials have warned Moscow would be held “responsible for any undesired incident” that may occur in the future.

And earlier this week former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers warned of a cataclysmic clash between Russia and the US as tensions boil between both superpowers.

It came after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Britain is to station a “small number” of troops in the Baltic states in a further move to deter Russian aggression.

Mr Sawer said: “It is going to be quite hard to continue this campaign unless there is a degree of military co-ordination between the Russians and the West.

“You can’t really have two air forces fighting different campaigns aimed at different objectives over the same territory without the real risk of a clash.”

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7 Comments on “SHOT OUT OF THE SKY– Turks down ‘Russian plane violating their airspace’”

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Can not find anything about this in the international press, you would expect that this would be front page news .

    Even not at

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

    • Louisiana Steve Says:

      Express UK
      Daily Mail
      War Monitor
      Live Leak
      IB Times
      UK Mirror
      Above Top Secret
      Yahoo News UK
      etc.

      • joopklepzeiker Says:

        Unconfirmed social media reports suggest a Russian jet has been shot down after entering Turkish airspace

        Turkish forces are said to have shot down a Russian jet after it flew into the country’s airspace, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.

        That etc includes that official statements ?

        even http://www.bbc.com/news

        Has nothing .

        • David Says:

          Same propaganda as the four missiles that landed in Iran…

          • joopklepzeiker Says:

            An info war is going on to get the population behind whatever they will happen .

            All sides are playing this game, wars are not longer only fought out on a battle field .

          • Louisiana Steve Says:

            Still nothing to disprove either event. Right now, I have no reason to doubt either story. Nothing substantial has been present to debunk these articles. You’re both certainly free to offer something more substantial than a simple, “I don’t think so.”. If you do have something, try sources other than RT or Sputnik. They both seem biased in favor of Russia, for obvious reasons.

          • Louisiana Steve Says:

            You would think so. Like you, I do not trust the media. Sometimes things are said that are not accurate and sometimes things are not said to hide the truth. Without having my own reporters (wouldn’t that be nice), I have to rely on collaboration on multiple news sources and past reliability, as you well know. But then again, they all may be drawing on the same source, i.e. government spokesmen, unsubstantiated witnesses, etc. Frustrating isn’t it? Still, it’s damned scary having all those hostile players on the same battlefield with different objectives. Something like this could very well happen and can only further endanger Israel.


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