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Turkish jet was in international airspace, says Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister has said the fighter jet shot down by Syrian air defence forces on Friday was in international airspace when it was hit.

Ahmet Davutoglu said the unarmed plane was not on a secret mission related to Syria but had been carrying out a training flight to test Turkey's radar capabilities.

Turkey has called a Nato meeting to discuss the incident as it looks for a diplomatic response rather taking any military action of it's own.

Rob Broomby reports.

  • 24 Jun 2012
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