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Turkey Says Its Jets Harassed by Syrian Warplanes, Missile Systems

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Syrian fighter jets and missile systems harassed Turkish F-16 warplanes near the Turkish-Syrian border on Saturday, the Turkish military said on Sunday, once again bringing the conflict to NATO's southeastern flank.

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015 - Sputnik International
Turkey Beefs Up Air Patrols Along Syrian Border
The three jets were among 12 F-16s patrolling the border when they were interfered with for two minutes by Syria-based missile systems. They were also harassed for 35 seconds by two SU-22s and one SU-24 planes, the general staff statement said.

Last weekend, Turkey reported two incursions by Russian fighter jets into its air space and said a MIG-29 fighter jet and Syria-based missile systems also "interfered" with its air force patrols, in developments described by NATO as "extremely dangerous" and "unacceptable".

Earlier this week Turkey’s military said that eight Turkish F-16 jets patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border were harassed by a MiG-29 plane as well as surface-to-air missile systems based in Syria in two separate incidents on Monday.

The MiG-29 locked radar on the planes for 4 minutes and 30 seconds, while the missile systems threatened the planes for 4 minutes and 15 seconds, the military said.

Turkey reported Monday that two Turkish jets were harassed by a MiG-29 on Sunday.

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