Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd during an election rally in Antakya, in the southern border province of Hatay, March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Rif
ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday his country's armed forces had shot down a Syrian jet after it violated Turkish airspace, confirming media reports.
"A Syrian plane violated our airspace. Our F-16s took off and hit this plane. Why? because if you violate my airspace, our slap after this will be hard," he told a rally of his supporters in northwest Turkey ahead of March 30 local elections.
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