Turkey vows 'decisive' action after Syria shoots down fighter jet
Damascus, June 23 (ANI): Turkey has reportedly threatened to take 'decisive' action after one of its fighter jets was shot down by Syrian forces over the Mediterranean Sea.
The destruction of one of the Turkish Air Force's F-4 Phantom marked the most dangerous development yet in Syria's 15-month uprising.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, promised that the country's response would be both "decisive" and carried out with "determination,' the Telegraph reports.
Although he did not divulge what steps he was contemplating, a senior member of his ruling party had earlier declared that if the aircraft was shown to have been shot down by Syria it would amount to a 'declaration of war'.
Meanwhile, Syria confirmed that it had brought down the aircraft, in a statement.
"Our air defences confronted a target that penetrated our air space over our territorial waters pre-afternoon on Friday and shot it down. It turned out to be a Turkish military plane," the statement said. (ANI)
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