Turkey says Syria opened fire on rescue plane

Turkish pilot salutes before take-off at an air base in Konya, April 29, 2010

From the BBC:  Turkey says Syria fired on one of its planes that was taking part in a rescue operation for a warplane shot down by Syrian forces last week.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the CASA search and rescue plane, looking for the downed F-4 reconnaissance jet, was not brought down. . . .

Speaking at a televised news conference, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc did not specify when the incident took place and did not say whether the second plane was hit.

From the APHe [Arinc] says the Syrian side ceased fire after a warning from the Turkish military.  (photo: AP)

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