Turkey Scrambles F16s to Intercept Iran Reconnaissance Aircraft
Turkey scrambled two F-16 fighter jets on Saturday to intercept an Iranian military reconnaissance plane that crossed into Turkish airspace over eastern parts of the country bordering Iran, Turkish military announced today. The Iranian plane, in Turkish airspace for 20 seconds, left the area after the F16s were dispatched. (Sunday’s Zaman, 1 June)
Turkey shot down a Syrian jet in late March after it violated Turkish airspace on the Turkish-Syrian border.