Russia’s Defense Ministry rejects reports of pilotage error as cause for Su-33 crashMilitary & Defense December 08, 12:45
Assad says Aleppo’s seizure won’t be end of war in SyriaWorld December 08, 12:29
Prosecutor seeks 5-year sentence for a female student for trying to join ISRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 12:26
Putin points to priority of boosting transportation projects with Asia-Pacific statesBusiness & Economy December 08, 11:43
Two Ukrainians charged in absentia over abduction of Russian servicemenWorld December 08, 11:33
Top diplomat says Philippines should no longer be Washington’s ‘little brown brother’World December 08, 11:18
China condemns militant attack on Russian hospital in AleppoWorld December 08, 11:16
Diplomat: Both Republicans and Democrats would back Russian and US efforts to improve tiesWorld December 08, 11:07
Russian diplomat blasts West’s ‘sanctions’ threats over Syria as sign of weaknessRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 10:28
ANKARA, November 25. /TASS/. Turkey’s General Staff has conducted one of the largest airspace control missions near the border with Syria, simultaneously engaging 18 F-16 fighter jets, the General Staff said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The Turkish Armed Forces refrained from providing information what sections of the border had been patrolled.
In the meantime, the Anadolu news agency said that after the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber was shot down, the military command redeployed 20 tanks to the Hatay province bordering Syria from the country’s western regions.
The news agency said that the tanks had been delivered by train to the city of Gaziantep and then transported by army trucks to the 5th Armoured Brigade.
Since the beginning of 2015, the Turkish General Staff has begun concentrating large army contingents to protect the border. Besides, ethnic Turkmen (or Syrian Turkoman) reside in Syria, to the south of Hatay province. Ankara voices its concern over the air strikes delivered by Russia’s Aerospace Force in that region.