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Ankara vows to take ‘necessary action’ after Syria shoots down Turkish jet

Jo Adetunji
London Guardian [1]
June 23, 2012

Turkey’s leaders have warned that they will take “necessary” action in response to the shooting down of one of its warplanes by Syria.

Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gül, said Turkish and Syrian forces were working together to search for the two missing crew of the F-4 aircraft, which was shot down over the Mediterranean on Friday and that any cover-up would not be possible.

“There is no doubt that the necessary steps will be taken.” However, he did not elaborate on what these would be.

Gül said the investigation was focusing on whether the plane was brought down within Turkey’s borders or over that of neighbouring Syria, which the Syrian government claims. “Because the consequences could be quite serious, there will be no clear statement before the details [of the incident] are scrutinised,” Gül said.

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