Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Ertugrul Apakan has sent a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in connection with the destruction of the Turkish military aircraft by Syrian armed forces, CNN Turk said.
The appeal states that the Turkish aircraft was shot down by Syrian armed forces in international airspace and that the aircraft had no weapons. The report also notes that this incident is a threat to security in the region.
The Turkish reconnaissance aircraft RF-4E which took off on Friday from an Erhach airbase in Malatya province in south-eastern Turkey, disappeared from the radar screens at about noon local time in the Mediterranean Sea to the south-east of the province of Hatay bordering on Syria.
Syria said it shot down a Turkish aircraft over its territorial waters after its invasion of Syria's airspace. However, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the plane was shot down in international airspace and that its fragments fell into the territorial waters of Syria.