Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet
The FT reports that the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian plane on Tuesday, according to a Turkish military official who said the aircraft violated Turkish airspace, “despite repeated warnings”.
Russia’s defence ministry on Tuesday confirmed that one of its jets had been shot down, but insisted it had not strayed into Turkish airspace.
“Today on the territory of Syria, presumably as a result of fire from the ground, a Russian Su-24 plane crashed in the Syrian Arabic Republic,” the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news wires. “The plane was at an altitude of 6,000 metres. The fate of the pilots is being confirmed. According to preliminary data, the pilots managed to eject.”
It added that the plane was “exclusively over Syrian territory throughout its entire flight”. “This is recorded by objective controls.”
Allegedly Turkey is fighting ISIS as well. However, the reality is that it is using its involvement in the Syrian conflict to further its military actions against the PKK with the tacit support of the USA.
As to its true intentions towards ISIS, the mainstream media may care to investigate and report on those senior Turkish officials who allegedly have links with ISIS and Turkey's involvement with the purchase of crude oil supplied by ISIS.
We are not all in this together by any manner or means!