Turkey finds no traces of explosives on downed fighter jet.
Turkey has found no traces of explosives on the wreckage of a fighter jet it has claimed was downed by Syria. “No traces of explosives or flammable products were found on the debris recovered from the sea,” a statement from Turkey's general staff said on Wednesday. Other material is still being examined, the statement said, as cited by AFP. For the first time the army declined to use the term “shot down by Syria.” It referred instead to “our plane that Syria claimed to have destroyed.” Turkey has previously said that the F-4 Phantom was shot down in international airspace over the eastern Mediterranean by Syrian fire on June 22. The two-man crew was killed in the incident.