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Old 24th Nov 2015, 08:39
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Breaking news on Sky.....

Turkish Government says an aircraft has been shot down on the Turkish / Syrian border after violating Turkish Airspace.


No mention of which type or from which nation.
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Thread on R&N suggesting Russian Su 24
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 08:50
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Looks like a turkey shoot!

Turkish F-16 fighter jets shoot down jet of unknown origin near Syrian border - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Video here ...

Turkish News Agency Video



Image & Video Credit : The Turkish News Agency

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Russia Today reporting

Crew ejected, no info on their situation. Turkey claims shoot down by F16 after warnings given over radio. Russian MOD saying the aircraft was brought down by a ground based system. Wreckage has come down in Syria.

Edit: Russian MOD insists the aircraft did not violate Turkish airspace and they have "mission data to prove that"
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Things just got a whole lot hotter, I fear
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BBC now saying one 'pilot' now in the hands of a Syrian 'opposition group'...footage shows wreckage and one chute landing on a wooded hillside.
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 09:21
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Turkey

Not a smart move, Putin might react in any number of ways that could hurt and escalation another worrying possibility.
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Surely the Turks realise that the Russians have no reason to penetrate their airspace, accidently or otherwise, other than to bomb IS.

All the more reason for coordinating the air strikes between the anti-IS 'allies'.
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Oh dear this could get messy, the Turks will also have data. Russians have got used to violating/infringing other folks' airspace recently, it was always going to end in tears! AJ News have just said that the Russian Foreign Minister is due in Turkey for gas Suppliws meeting, I bet it will get hot!

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Turkey have been increasingly frustrated by Russian bombing of Turkmen areas around Syria/Turkey border, this is perhaps a response after repeated requests to stop.
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Kurds?

They may be angry about Russian targeting of Turkoman areas but the Turks have been bombing the Kurds because they hate the idea of a Kurdish State...

The whole thing is a complicated mess.
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The ejected pilot doesn't look very happy:

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So a NATO member has shot down an aircraft from a coalition fighting Isis.
Maybe it's because the Russians were helping the coalition to beat Isis by supporting Kurds, or maybe it's just that the Russains are helping defeat Isis by destroying oil transportation that annoyed the Turks as they are happy to prop up Isis buying that exact oil.

I'm thinking that the Russians aren't the problem here and that a NATO member is. Are we looking at a 'Vichy Turkey'?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgyjlqhiTV8
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Reported to be the track on FlightRadar




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Old 24th Nov 2015, 10:45
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Re the pilots image,

Off Sky News

BREAKING: A video sent by a Syrian rebel group to news agency Reuters claims to show a Russian pilot immobile on the ground. An official from the group says the pilot is dead.
If that is true, it's not cool to post it, you wouldn't want it shown for one of our / your own. He will after all have family members who are just receiving a visit and will have internet access.

Personally I would take it down mate until it is established if he is indeed alive or not.
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What is wrong with you?

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the case, posting a pic of an injured/dead pilot is sh1tty.
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Eclectic that image isn't really suitable here. Please remove it.
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