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"It was repeatedly warned by our air defense elements. When the violation continued, our planes ... hit the helicopter with a missile causing it to fall on Syrian soil."
Turkey will provide the UN Security Council and fellow members of the NATO military alliance with details of the circumstances of its shooting down of the Syrian helicopter, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Turkey, one of Syrian President Bashar Assad's fiercest critics, has advocated military intervention in Syria and grown frustrated over what it sees as Western indecisiveness.
Turkey, which shares a 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria, is sheltering a quarter of the 2 million people who have fled the Syrian conflict.
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