Britains Daily Express reporting unconfirmed report of Russian jet shot down over Turkey
A Mig-29 fighter jet similar to those used by Russia
One journalist tweeted that three Turkish planes were responding to “mysterious” lock-ons from Mig-29 jets, which are used by Putin’s forces.
Express.co.uk has contacted the Turkish government and the Russian military but neither could be reached for comment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
F-16 fighters were scrambled after a MIG-29 twin-engined jet locked radar on Turkish planes near the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province close to the border with Syria.
Turkish jets then escorted the Soviet-era aircraft back into Syrian airspace.
The incursion followed nearly a week of Russia’s devastating bombing campaign in Syria after President Vladimir Putin declared war on Islamic State (ISIS).
Russia’s ambassador in Turkey was also summoned in protest at the provocative action.
Turkish officials have warned Moscow would be held “responsible for any undesired incident” that may occur in the future.
Mr Sawers warned of increasing tensions between world superpowers
It came after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Britain is to station a “small number” of troops in the Baltic states in a further move to deter Russian aggression.
Putin’s forces are currently fighting the Islamic State in Syria
Russia said it has hit 110 ISIS targets in just over a week
“You can’t really have two air forces fighting different campaigns aimed at different objectives over the same territory without the real risk of a clash.”