Thursday, June 28, 2012

Turkey places its tanks on the Syrian border

Following the fall of Turkish warplanes in Syria, Ankara's military tanks were reportedly stationed on the Syrian border.

As reported by Press TV, the impact of the escalation of tensions between Ankara and Damascus led to the placement of Turkish military tanks on Tuesday (26/6) on the country's border with Damascus. This action was taken after instructions from the Ankara government.

According to reports, 15 Turkish military tanks supported by military vehicles and equipment were placed in the border region with Syria.

Turkey's move was taken after Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan related the fall of the country's fighter jet in Syria said, "All parties know that Ankara's friendship can be trusted, but like a sense of friendship, Turkish anger is also very strong.

Friday (6/22), the Turkish F-4 Phantom-type fighter crashed in the western waters of Syria, 10 kilometers from the coast near the village of Om al-Tuyour in Lattakia province.

Turkey previously stated that a fighter plane was missing from radar monitoring and radio contact with the jet was cut off after taking off from Erhac Airport in Malatya province, which borders Syria.

The Turkish military did not provide details about the jet mission that was shot down, but Turkish media said that the flight was in the context of a reconnaissance operation.

The Turkish media also claimed that the two pilots had been rescued, but a number of other media claimed that the two were still missing.

IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media

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