Tensions rise between Turkey and Syria with Ankara scrambling jets

Tensions between Turkey and Syria rose Sunday, as Ankara said it scrambled fighter jets after Syrian helicopters flew close to the border, underlining the mistrust between the neighbors after the downing of a Turkish plane last month.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Sunday that a jet fighter shot down by Syria last month was in international airspace, dismissing a U.S. newspaper report that it was downed inside Syria as untrue. /…/

The comments follow a report Saturday in the newspaper citing U.S. intelligence that claimed the plane was “most likely hit by shore-based anti-aircraft guns while it was inside Syrian airspace”.  /…/

“We see no indication that it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile” as Turkey says, an unnamed senior U.S. defense official was quoted as telling the newspaper.

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