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Turkey's military has said that it scrambled F16 warplanes three times on June 30 after Syrian helicopters flew close to the Turkish border.

A military statement said that none of the helicopters entered Turkish airspace.

It said jets were scrambled from Turkey's Incirlik air base twice on June 30 after Syrian military helicopters came within seven kilometers of the border, south of the Turkish province of Hatay.

Later, two warplanes were scrambled from Turkey's Batman air base after a Syrian helicopter came close to the border south of the Turkish province of Mardin.

Relations between the two neighbors hit rock bottom after Syria shot down a Turkish fighter jet last month.

Ankara insists the jet was in international airspace.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP
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by: FriendofTurkey from: Los Angeles
July 02, 2012 06:48
So right you are, that the Turkish warplane was over international waters when it was struck by Syrian fire. It had erroneously strayed about one kilometer into Syrian airspace and had realized its error and had left. For Syria to claim it was over Syrian waters when it was hit is a simple prevarication. May peace prevail in Syria. Abdicate. Have democratic elections such as our local student had in Egypt. Abdicate. You and yours can live out your lives in safety in numerous countries. Good luck Syrians, for you are good people. Abdicate.
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by: William from: Aragon
July 02, 2012 09:40
"The first casualty when war comes is truth" - Hiram W Johnson, Senator for California, 1918. Both sides claim the morale high ground and nobody will ever really know.

President Bush and the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq fable comes to mind easily when politics is involved.
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by: Sam from: UK
July 02, 2012 10:34
Turkey is for ever flying over Greek airspace and they know they're doing it

I'm no fan of Assad but is no such thing as a real Democracy. The winning candidates are always someone else's puppet (Bilderberg). This whole Muslim Brotherhood movement is just another creation of the CIA. The US are now funding Al Qaeda. The whole Arab Spring is being manipulated by the US increase their power over that region. They blatantly assassinated Gadaffi for daring to create a gold backed currency outside of the Rothschild banking system. First thing they did was set up a western controlled central bank in Libya and allow ethnic cleansing. Isn't democracy wonderful. No threats to the US are just murdered without even a pretence of a trial (Saddam, Osama) while war criminals Bush, Blair, Obama, Netanyahu, etc go free!
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by: rick from: milan
July 02, 2012 12:04
in any case
Turks have to stay calm !
under these conditions of Syria
is also a mistake
to be in position for to be directly involved

But I am not so confident
on Turks ability to remain
extraneous

I think that since Libyan revolution
Turks have a strong desire to be leaders
in this side of the world
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by: hakan from: Melb Aust
July 03, 2012 04:11
1000000% right, but what can we do about it....? Nothing. Please watch Kurtlar Vadisi. Explains why we have no control and why there is no democracy in this world. You will see.
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by: Rick from: Milan
July 03, 2012 22:29
I must see """Kurtlar Vadisi"""" ?!?!?

No , thankyou ! ! !

After all films , telefilms , Serial , books , myths and stereotypes

about italian mafia

I am a little tired about this argument !

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
July 03, 2012 19:21
I see that Turkey is really that "peaceful power" that it has gone out of its way to present itself as over the last 10 years - sending military jets to the border with Syria, bombing the Kurdish anti-colonial movement in Iraq. Let's see how long it will take Erdogan to make the same experience that Misha Saakashvili made in August 2008...

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