Turkish warplane crashed in Syrian territorial waters

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    Turkey says warplane lost off Syria | Reuters
     
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    Pilots rescued and in good health.

    LOCAL - Pilots rescued from military plane crash: Report
     
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    Prime Minister expected to make a statement shortly.
    The incident happened when PM was on plane on his way back from Rio.
    Plane landed and is now meeting with Interior-, Foreign- and Defense-Minister in addition with Chief of Staff.

    Baþbakan'dan güvenlik zirvesi - Hürriyet Gündem


    In the plane back from Rio he already confirmed, that Syria shot down the plane and Syria "apologized" for the incident.
     
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    Incompetent Turks should stick to riding their ancestors - donkeys. Maybe they should learn from the Israelis, their waplanes do circles around Assad's home and give him the finger.

    Syrian Air Defense = Oxymoron.
     
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    At the airport, after returning from Los-Cabos / Rio, the PM made a press-conference:

    - not clear what brought the plane down
    - not clear if it was shot down
    - pilots are still being searched
    - there's no confirmation about press-reports, that the pilots were captured
    - there's no apology from Syria like it was reported in press

    He said, that he'll meet with related Ministers and Army, and then there will be information about the questions.

    The square is where the plane "crashed". Orange province is the plane's home-base.
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    Subject is not Israel and no one asks Israel to express its opinion on Syria's future, including which guys will come to power in Damascus. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Subject is Turkish incompetence. If Syria can down a Turkish warplane the Turks are in deep shit. Israel violates Syrian airspace at will. It is not even considered a challenge.
     
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    It's confirmed, that the Syrians shot down the plane.

    http://www.bbm.gov.tr/Forms/pgNewsDetail.aspx?Id= 2858&Type=1


    It is still not clear if the incident happened within Syrian Airspace.
     
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    It sounds like no one is sure what happened yet.

    Anyway you put it though an F4 Phantom is an ancient air platform. They were used in Vietnam a half century ago. I would think even the Cubans could shoot down one of those.
     

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