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Syria shot at second plane, says Turkey deputy PM

  • Turkey has said Syria fired on one of its planes that was taking part in a rescue operation for a warplane shot down by Syrian forces last Friday.

    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the CASA search and rescue plane, looking for the F-4 Phantom jet and its two-man crew, was not brought down.

    NATO is scheduled to discuss the downing of the jet later in the day at a meeting called by Turkey, a member state.

    Speaking at a news conference, Arinc did not state when the second incident occurred or whether the search and rescue plane was hit.

    He added Turkey would protect itself within the framework of international law, but had "no intention of going to war with anyone".

    Syria has insisted the F-4 was engaged while it was inside its airspace.