Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border Nov. 24 after repeated warnings over, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian airspace.
It was the first time a NATO member’s armed forces have downed a Russian or Soviet military aircraft since the 1950s. Turkey and Russia were Cold War enemies. One of the plane’s two pilots is dead, Turkish officials said.
Aspokesman said it was a “very serious ,” but that it was too early to draw conclusions. (Reuters)
The Japan Times ST: December 4, 2015