Turkish aviation on Sunday shot down an unidentified drone by war jets on the Syrian border after violating Turkish airspace several times, the defense ministry said.
“An unmanned aerial vehicle which violated our air space six times on Saturday was downed by two of our F-16s which took off from Incirlik” airbase in southern Turkey, the defense ministry said, sharing pictures of the downed drone on its official Twitter account.
The ministry said the unknown aircraft was grounded at 1:24 pm (1024 GMT) local time, adding that: “The wreckage of the drone was found at the Cildiroba base” by the Turkish gendarmerie in the Kilis province near the Syrian border.
Turkey’s highest National Security Council, bringing together the country’s civilian and military leaders, is due to meet on Monday under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Syria issue expected to figure high on the agenda.
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