Turkish Air Force shoots down Syrian warplane (UPDATE)
Details added (first version was posted at 17:08)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 23
Turkish Air Force shot down a Syrian plane that violated air border of Turkey, Turkish channel TRT Haber reported on Sunday.
According to the information, the pilot of the aircraft was warned, but despite the warning he did not change the course and was shot down by the Turkish Air Force.
Commenting on the incident, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it was the first warning for Syria.
"If the situation happens again, Turkey will react firmly", Erdogan said.
During the conflict in Syria which began in March 2011, over 140, 000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as 2.3 million having fled to neighboring countries.