Azerbaijan condemns incident with Turkish jet in Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend, S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijan condemns the incident with a Turkish jet shot down in Syria on Friday, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev said at a press briefing on Monday.
"This incident should be investigated thoroughly, and Azerbaijan, which has always been close to the brotherly Turkish people, calls for the rapid investigation of the incident," he said.
This incident does not contribute to easing tension in the region, Abdullayev underlined.
A Turkish Air Force F-4 jet departing on Friday from the Erhac airbase in the Province of Malatya disappeared from radar screens half an hour after take-off in airspace over the Mediterranean Sea areas of Hatay province's south-east border with Syria. Syria said it shot down the F4 jet because it was flying over Syrian territorial waters. However, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the F4 jet was shot down in international airspace and its wreckage fell into Syrian territorial waters.