SABAH has acquired the critical information received from the United States and NATO regarding the Turkish jet downed by Syria. In summary, the United States told Ankara that the incident took place in international air space; however they were unable to ascertain whether it fell on its own accord or was brought down intentionally.
The data the United States initially stated they could not release has since been sent to Ankara. The first section of the radar records precisely matches Turkey's findings. The information received through the Foreign Ministry regarding the data provided by the United States and NATO confirms that the Turkish jet began its descent in international air space.
WE WILL LEARN MORE FROM THE WRECKAGE
The United States data also concludes that the jet began falling at the precise location Turkey pointed to in international air space and crashed in Syrian territorial waters. Turkey had announced that the jet was shot 13 miles away from Syria however later fell eight miles out in Syrian territorial waters. The data received from the United States and NATO does not however contain any information on the cause of the jet's falling. The reason why the jet fell is anticipated to be answered upon recovery of the wreckage. Deputy Prime Minister Bülent has stated that the question marks remaining regarding how the jet fell and by what means may be answered following the recovery of the wreckage.
EVIDENCE, TRANSMITTER COMUNICATION
After locating the bodies of the two pilots killed in the Turkish fighter jet, the Nautilus exploration vessel had to put a halt to operations due to a malfunction and returned to the Black Sea. Turkey has reached an agreement with the Felix firm, a contractor for the United States Army, to continue the search efforts. Felix will be providing the necessary equipment for the TCG İnebolu ship and will conduct the search and recovery process.
Ankara is convinced the plane was brought down by Syria, despite any claims otherwise. This conclusion is based on Syria transmitter communication and especially the conversation that took place during the precise time span when the fighter jet was brought down.
The question of how the plane fell however still remains unanswered. The latest announcement by Turkey's General Staff stated, "As a result of a criminal investigation, it appears the possibility that the jet was shot down by anti-aircraft fire, as claimed by Syria, is no longer an option."
Meanwhile, sources from the Prime Ministry express that they do not find the speculation surrounding 'electromagnetic intervention' plausible.
This is a translation of an article originally written by Yahya Bostan.
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