Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane, Kremlin Severs Defence Ties With Ankara

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On Tuesday 24th November, the Turkish security shot down Su-24 commissioned by Russia to operate in Syria. The Turkish government released a statement saying that the fighter jet violated Turkish airspace despite several warnings and continued to violate the border multiple times.

Russian Aircraft Being Shot Down
Russian Aircraft Being Shot Down

President Putin, however, said that the place was 1 KM inside the Syrian border when it was hit. He described the incident as “a stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists” and said “”We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today.”

While a footage from Haberturk TV, a Turkish broadcast showed both pilots parachuting out, according to video release at least one of the pilots have been killed in this incident. In retaliation, Russia has severed all defence ties with Turkey as President Putin warned of “Serious consequences”.

In recent development, one of the Russian MI-8 helicopters deplyoyed search for the SU-24 pilots was hit by a TOW missile shot by Free Syrian Army, a group of rebels fighting against the regime of president Assad. The whole scenario has turned volatile as NATO has called all of its ambassadors for an urgent meeting over the situation.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the Turkish forces had the right to protect their airspace.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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