US drone makes emergency landing in Hatay
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
DHA PhotoAn unmanned U.S. armed drone had to make emergency landing on late Oct. 19 in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, military sources said.
The drone had a motor malfunction and landed near Hatay’s Kırıkhan district, according to sources.
In a recent incident, Turkish jets shot down an “aerial vehicle” near the Syrian border, the Turkish military said in a written statement on Oct. 16, in the latest sign of tensions on Turkey’s southern borders.
The target was an unmanned aerial vehicle which was shot down in Turkish airspace before falling onto Turkish soil, according to military sources.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu later said the drone was Russian made.