Syrian MI-17  shot downTurkish warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it violated Turkish airspace, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.

A Syrian MI-17 helicopter was detected two kilometers (1.2 miles) inside Turkish airspace at 2:20pm (1120 GMT), Arinc told reporters.

“It was continuously warned by our air defense but as the violation continued, it fell on Syrian soil, having been hit by missiles from our planes,” he added.


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