Turkey Says It Shot Down Syrian Mi-17 Helicopter
Turkish warplanes have shot down a Syrian helicopter which violated the country’s airspace, Turkish officials say.
Speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc announced that a Turkish jet shot down a Syrian Mi-17 helicopter, after warning the pilots that the aircrafts have entered 2 kilometers into Tukish airspace, ABC news reported.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stressed that Turkey would not accept any violation of its borders.
"As it was before, we are decisive about protecting our borders and citizens to the end ... The necessary information [about the incident] will be handed to NATO, the United Nations Security Council, and the U.N. General Secretary," he said, as cited by Hurriyet Daily News.
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Turkey should stop pushing refugees towards Europe via Bulgaria. They is drama of cause but we should not be stupid. Turks very obviously does not put much effort in containing these people. Borders are borders.
Europe should not be represented to these people as a place where bread and butter flows.