Tensions Rise After Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet
Turkish forces shot down a Russian fighter jet Tuesday. Questions about whether the pilots had entered Turkish airspace still surround the incident.By Ryan Biek | November 24, 2015
Turkey has acknowledged it shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border Tuesday, saying it did so after the pilots ignored repeated warnings that they were violating Turkish airspace.
The Turkish Air Force says the Russian warplane was warned 10 times in five minutes before being shot down. Meanwhile, Russian news agency Sputnik claims the plane was "gunned down from the ground" while still in Syrian airspace. (Video via Sputnik)
All reports indicate the pilots ejected safely before the plane was hit, but their current conditions are unknown. (Video via OneIndia)