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I Gave the Order Myself to Shoot Down Russian Jet-Turkey PM

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to shoot down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet.

Turkey PM, Image via Reuters
Turkey PM, Image via Reuters

What the actual story is?

According to PM of Turkey, the Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by him personally. He defend the decision to shoot down the Russian plane saying that his country had the right to defend its national airspace and insisting that the Su-24 had made an incursion into Turkish territory and was downed while still inside Turkey’s airspace. NATO announced that the organization agreed with Turkey’s claim and pledged to stand in solidarity with Ankara.

Image via telegraph.co.uk
Image via telegraph.co.uk

Meanwhile, Russia has begun deploying S-400 “Triumph” anti-aircraft batteries near the Hmeimim airbase in Syria.