Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

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Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen at Kadikoy in Istanbul on September 15, 2013. Several people have been killed in clashes with riot police since demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seen as increasingly authoritarian, began in June

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by DESMOND BUTLER

Associated Press

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 11:26 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's deputy prime minister says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace.

Bulent Arinc told reporters in Ankara that the pilots of the helicopter were warned repeatedly on Monday after they had strayed 2 kilometers (more than 1 mile) into Turkish airspace.

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