Two Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter jet near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace. Turkey says that the two-seater jet failed to heed at least 10 warnings in five minutes within the rules of engagement.
The jet fell in the Syrian rebel-held territory, reportedly in Latakia’s Yamadi village near the Syrian border.
Turkey has now summoned the Russian envoy over the incident, which raised many an eyebrow.
The foreign ministry had earlier summoned the Russian ambassador to warn him that there would be “serious consequences” if the Russian air force did not immediately stop bombing “civilian Turkmen villages” in Latakia province.
NATO has always been turning a blind eye to all of this.
Reacting to the incident this is what Russian President Vladimir Putin said:
“Do they want to make Nato serve ISIS? I understand that every state has its own regional interests and we’ve always respected that, but we will never allow the kind of crime that happened to today to take place.”
Concerns over what this incident might lead to are being raised:
PM @NarendraModi, pls denounce Turkish adventurism against Russia that could lead to WWarlll. If India wants seat at UNSC it should speak up — Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) November 24, 2015