Friday, June 22, 2012

'Turkish Warplane Crashes in Syrian Territorial Waters'

'Turkish warplane crashes in Syrian territorial waters'

Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:11PM GMT

A Turkish warplane has reportedly crashed in Syrian territorial waters with no reports about the fate of its two pilots.

According to Turkish sources, the military lost radar and radio contact with the F-4 plane on the Mediterranean after it took off from Erhac Airport in the eastern province of Malatya, which borders Syria.

The military has also said that Ankara was in contact with the Syrian authorities to get permission to conduct a search for the airmen.

Some reports, however, suggest that the jet may have been shot down and that the plane was out on a reconnaissance mission for armed groups fighting against the Syrian government.

The Turkish government called an emergency security meeting after the plane went missing. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top military and intelligence chiefs will attend the meeting.

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