Turkey says its warplanes shot down unidentified aircraft near Syria

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 6:46 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes shot down an aircraft of unidentified nationality in Turkish air space near the Syrian border on Friday after issuing three warnings to it, Turkey's military said in a written statement.

It said the aircraft was shot down in line with Turkey's rules of engagement and that the armed forces would continue to execute their duties in line with those rules.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)