Two more incidents mar Turkish-Syrian relations

Tensions escalate as Syrian missile systems harass Turkish fighter jets and a Syrian plane approaches Turkey's borders again.

Two more incidents mar Turkish-Syrian relations

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey’s military have said in a statement that two Turkish F-16s were directed to Yayladagi, a district in the country's southern province of Hatay, when a Syrian SU-24 plane approached the border.

The Syrian aircraft returned 2.5 sea miles of the border, the statement added.

The incident happened while four Turkish F-16s were patrolling across the border and Syrian missile systems 'SA-2' and 'SA-17' harassed one of them for 45 seconds, the statement continued.

The incidents came a week after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane for violating Turkey's airspace. Tensions between the neighboring countries have been escalating since, although Turkey frequently announces harassment by Syrian radar system.

Meanwhile, a 1000 meter long pipe was found at the border by Turkey’s mobile road control unit and around 2,000 liters of fuel destroyed by the unit.

 

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