* Turkey, a close ally of Azerbaijan, has denied claims that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Sukhoi Su-25 plane, killing the pilot
* This comes as dozens have died and hundreds have been injured in fresh clashes over the Nagorno-Karabakh region
Armenia said a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down one of its warplanes over Armenian airspace on Tuesday, killing the pilot, but Turkey
called the claim “absolutely untrue”.
Any such incident would mark a potentially major escalation of conflict in the South Caucasus region.
Turkey is a close ally of Azerbaijan, which is fighting ethnic Armenian forces in a major new flare-up of a decades-old conflict
over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
An Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said the Armenian Sukhoi Su-25 warplane had been on a military assignment when it was downed by an F-16 fighter jet owned by the Turkish air force.
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Armenia says its fighter jet ‘shot down by Turkey’ — BBC
Turkish F-16 warplane shoots down Armenian SU-25 fighter jet, Defense Ministry in Yerevan claims — RT
Armenia accuses Turkey of shooting down warplane — DW
Turkey denies claims that its F-16 warplane shot down Armenian fighter jet, tells Yerevan to stop ‘cheap propaganda games’ — RT
Turkey Denies That Its F-16 Downed Armenian Su-25 Fighter Amid Tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh — Sputnik