News

Turkey Has Shot Down a Russian Military Jet

Turkey Has Shot Down a Russian Military Jet

turkey-plane

Russia’s Defense Minister has confirmed that Turkey has shot down one of its military jets.

Turkey claimed it shot down the jet, a SU-24, after it violated Turkish airspace while flying near the Syrian border. However, Russia’s Defense Ministry says that the aircraft was in Syrian airspace at all times.

Video footage released by Turkish media showed the aircraft in flames as it came down after being shot by a Turkish F-16. The fate of two pilots who managed to parachute from the plane remains unclear.

Turkey has previously warned that it will shoot down any aircraft which violate its airspace.

Russia commenced airstrikes in Iraq and Syria last month. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad also made a surprise visit to Moscow where he discussed with President Putin plans to end the Syrian civil war and destroy ISIS.

Turkey Acted as ‘Accomplice of Terrorists’ by Downing Russian Jet: Putin
Deadly Car Bomb Strikes Hotel in Egypt's North Sinai

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Mohamed Salah Crowned the PFA Player of the Year Award

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry Criticizes UNESCO Over Intention to Award Detained Journalist Shawkan

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

World Bank, Egypt Sign $US 500 Million Agreement to Reform Egypt’s Public Schools

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Egyptian Teenager Kills Mother and Brother to Complete ‘Blue Whale’ Suicide Game Task

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Mariam Moustafa’s Lawyer Receives Death Threat, Pressured to Drop the Case

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Luxor’s Karnak Temple to be More Accessible for Special Needs Visitors

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Egypt Faces 54 Billion Cubic Meters Water Shortage: Minister

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Sudden Death of Swedish DJ Avicii Leaves Fans Sad, Shocked

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.