We were unaware it was a Turkish jet: Syria
AP PhotoSyria was unaware that a jet its forces downed on June 22 was Turkish, Syrian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdissi has said, according to private broadcaster NTV.
Syria was just defending its sovereign rights and does not consider Turkey as an enemy force, Makdissi added.
"The downed jet was a military reconnaissance jet," Makdisi said. "We didn't know it was Turkish. Turkey is not an enemy."