Tuesday, June 26, 2012
'Turkey threats useless against Syria'_Tahsin al-Halabi
Jun 26, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's downed military jet had violated the Syrian airspace for a short time and "by mistake."
Syria on Friday said a Turkish fighter jet, an F-4 Phantom, was downed in Syrian territorial waters, west of the village of Om al-Tuyour in Lattakia Province, 10 kilometers from the beach.
The Syrian military stressed that it had engaged the jet in the Syrian airspace "according to the laws that govern such situations."
Erdogan said that his government would retaliate against Damascus over the downing of the jet by the Syrian army, changing the rules of engagement and branding its former ally as "a clear and imminent threat."
Press TV has conducted an interview with Tahsin al-Halabi, political analyst, to further discuss the issue.
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