In social media circulate reports about the possible Russian jet shot down in the sky over northern Syrian city Huraytan.
Express.co.uk reports that some people allegedly witnessed the jet falling from the sky and three Turkish fighter aircraft hovering above it, Joinfo.ua reports.
So, it is noted that the three Turkish Air Force fighters allegedly headed to intercept Russian warplanes after a violation of the airspace.
The edition sent a requests to Turkish and Russian governments for confirmations. For the present time neither answered.
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It should be recalled that on October 3 the Turkish Foreign Ministry reported that Russian military aircraft violated the airspace of the country. The incident happened in the Yayladagi region of Turkey’s southern Hatay province. The Russian jet was intercepted by two fighters F-16S from the Turkish air force, which were conducting patrols in the region. Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in Turkey to protest the violation.
Turkey threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.
On Monday October 5 at NATO emergency meeting of ambassadors of 28 member states in Brussels allies denounced Russia for violating Turkish air space along the Syrian border.