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    Turkish Fighter Jet Crashes in Diyarbakir, Pilot Ejected

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    A Turkish warplane has crashed in Diyarbakir, media reported citing a security source, adding that the pilot ejected himself.

    The F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish air forces crashed in the city of Diyarbakir which is home to a major military airbase. According to the local media reports, the warplane crashed during the landing at the military base after training flight.

    Turkey is a member of the coalition and allows US warplanes to conduct airstrikes from its base in Incirlik.

    Separately, Turkey has been undertaking operations against the Islamic State as well as Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

    Media reports said the crash was due to a technical fault and rescue teams were dispatched to the airport.

    Plane crash, F-16, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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