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High-ranking sources in Turkey's Foreign Ministry have denied reports that have surfaced on Dec. 31 that claimed four Turkish pilots were arrested while trying to infiltrate into Syrian military airport.

The Turkish General Staff has also denied the claims in a statement on its official website.

SFour Turkish pilots have been caught trying to sneak onto a military airport near Aleppo, Syrian daily Al-Watan has reported, according to official Russian news agency RIA.

The pilots reportedly reached the area together with a Syrian opposition group.

Report further claimed that airport security noticed the group and arrested the four Turkish pilots, whose identities remain unknown.

December/31/2012

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Buran tez

1/3/2013 12:55:39 AM

is it true? if it is true, please explain them name, after that, we will see what it is. bc we know everything is going to bad in our region, we do not want to join this fight as a public... and, i curse free syrian armies and other heavy religion terrorists...

Pawel Bury

12/31/2012 7:47:34 PM

Yeap. They denied like they denied that the shot down RF4 was over Syrian waters.

adnan syrian

12/31/2012 6:54:23 PM

Are there chemical weapons in that airport mr.hiasham? if so then the regime was keeping them near the cities to use them!

DutchTurk JANICAR

12/31/2012 4:27:58 PM

@rimon, before stating nonsense, wait and see. Finally want to say that, a declaration of waris is their problem, like any for any other neighboring country, the name of the problem is T. Armed F. Need more than that to declare war with the 6th strongest army in the world. Or you need a suicidal leader. C*

Rimon Tree

12/31/2012 3:51:31 PM

Whenever the Turkish gov denies something it starts to get suspicious! Why do Turkish pilots get into Syria in the first place? That could be taken as a declaration of war!

hisham majed

12/31/2012 2:50:21 PM

Maybe it is false. BUT what IF this is TRUE. What were the Turkish pilots Mission? Was it to steel a Syrian Jet to bomb civilians with chemical weapons and blame the Regime? Force Russia and China to support a UNSC resolution for militarily intervention. All will be clear when Syria parades the 4 Turkish pilots.
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