Turkish warplanes downed a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it violated Turkish airspace.
Bulent Arinc said a Syrian plane was detected two kilometers (1.2 miles) inside Turkish airspace at 2:20pm (1120 GMT).
“It was continuously warned by our air defense but as the violation continued, it fell on Syrian soil, having been hit by missiles from our planes,” he added, according to statements carried byPress.
Turkey said it will provide the U.N. Security Council and the NATO military alliance with details of Monday’s shooting.
Turkey, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s fiercest critics, has advocated in Syria and grown frustrated over what it sees as Western indecisiveness.
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