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Turkish jets scramble upon seeing Syrian helicopters

02 July 2012 15:57 (Last updated 02 July 2012 16:04)

Turkish Armed Forces: two 2XF-16 fighter jets which were scrambled from Incirlik base after seeing three Syrian helicopters near the Turkish border were having a patrol flight.

ANKARA

Turkish General Staff on Monday announced that two 2XF-16 fighter jets which were scrambled from Incirlik base after seeing three Syrian helicopters near the Turkish border were having a patrol flight over the Adana-Hatay-Kilis area.

Turkish General Staff released a written statement on their website regarding the border incidents.
Turkish warplanes scrambled thrice on Saturday when Syrian helicopters came too close to the Turkish airspace near the Turkish-Syrian border.

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