Turkish F-16s intercept Russian jet

Russian IL-20 reconnaissance jet flies along Turkey`s Black Sea coast before being intercepted

Russian IL-20 reconnaissance jet flies along Turkey`s Black Sea coast before being intercepted

ANKARA - Eight Turkish F-16 fighter jets intercepted Tuesday a Russian reconnaissance plane that had flown parallel to Turkish coast in international airspace.

General Staff said on its website that an IL-20-type reconnaissance jet had flown parallel to Turkey`s Black Sea coast in international airspace.

The Turkish Air Force responded by sending eight F-16 fighter jets to intercept it, the statement said.

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