Turkey’s military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to the Russian fighter jet it shot down on Tuesday, the BBC reported.
In the recording, a garbled voice is heard saying “change your heading south immediately” — a warning that the jet’s navigator says he never received before a Turkish missile struck his plane. The other pilot was killed by gunfire while parachuting from the aircraft, the BBC says.
The surviving pilot, Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, denies that the plane entered Turkish airspace. It ultimately crashed on a mountainside in Syria near the country’s border with Turkey.
Tensions have escalated between Ankara and Moscow in the wake of the incident. Turkey claims that it has tried to collaborate with the Russian military to prevent such conflicts.
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