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An investigation into pieces of wreckage from a Turkish plane that was downed off the coast of Syria on June 22 has revealed no proof that the plane was shot down by Syrian forces, daily Radikal reported today.
The strongest suggestion that Syria was involved in the crash is the admission of guilt by Syrian authorities since an inspection of the wreckage has provided no indication that Damascus actually downed the plane.

A detailed report was penned by Turkish authorities following chemical and physical examinations of nearly 20 pieces of the wreckage, according to Radikal. The newspaper also claimed that radar intelligence gathered by U.S. forces failed to match the information presented by the Turkish Armed Forces, which had outlined the jet’s flight path.  
In a news report yesterday, daily Taraf claimed the F-4 military jet was shot down in Syrian waters according to data from a NATO Command in İzmir and a British military base in Greek Cyprus. Western sources also argued that the plane had been shot down in Syrian waters, according to daily Taraf.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, however, immediately denied such claims.
The Turkish jet was definitely not shot down by anti-aircraft fire as suggested by Syrian officials, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in early July, reiterating at the time that the jet was shot down by Syria.



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Eric Martin

8/10/2012 10:57:24 PM

This is taking a long time. Syria said they shot it down.

avron dacota

8/10/2012 7:05:46 PM

Through the conspiracy, I am pretty sure that this plane was shot down by H.A.A.R.P to drag Turkey into war against Syria . The time proved that Syrian were not involved behind the shooting. Now you should cool down, and help out Syrian people to resolve their problem on their own.


8/10/2012 4:02:43 PM

They are not very good at this transperancy thing. I can sympathize a bit, it can be embaressing sometimes to display how little you know about things you should know very well. Plus, there are too many other parties involved.

Sam Steel

8/10/2012 3:11:16 PM

Fantastic, Erdogan found a way to save face this time, He was in trouble, he shouted at the top of his lungs that Syria shot the plane down in International air space, Syria will pay bla bla bla. Then the cold shower comes, it was shot inside Syrian air space... So now he saves face and says that the plane spontaneously disintegrated. That's him thinking now "Move along everyone, nothing to see here, media, please please please stop talking about this!!!"

Tayyar Abi

8/10/2012 1:38:12 PM

Yes, it's clear as mud. Must have been Mossad. LOL

Kemal Candar

8/10/2012 1:15:20 PM

So it's clear now that there is no proof that Syria shot down the Turkish jet. Can we switch to “business as usual” again and blame the Mossad? Tayyip Paşa, you did a good job again.

Johanna Dew

8/10/2012 11:56:43 AM

Probably aliens from outer space are jealous of Turkish advanced technology and planned the attack but were not able to cover up all their traces. And Turkey already warned and slammed them... Turkey became a country of denial.

sid solo

8/10/2012 11:33:56 AM

get over it!

cloud chaser

8/10/2012 11:30:19 AM

So, a flight plan is obviously more accurate then real-world data. That is a very interesting way to lead one's life. Presumably, the exact same methods are used in regards to everything else as well - including the culpability of israel in the mavi maramara incident. After all, statements to the esteemed PM are more trustworthy than whatever actually happened, no?

Erdogan Erdogan

8/10/2012 11:20:44 AM

I am shure it Israel again...
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