Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian government had taken responsibility for shooting the plane down and had apologized, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
The plane, an F-4 jet, left a base in the eastern province of Malatya at 10 a.m., officials said. The military lost contact with it about 2 hours later.
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