The militant wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have taken responsibility for a Turkish F-16 jet that was downed in the predominately Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Monday.
The PKK claimed that the jet was on a bombing mission on its positions. The Turkish military have engaged in the last year on an aggressive offensive against the PKK strongholds to root out the outlawed group.
Turkey has denied the F-16 in question was on a bombing mission and rather that it was a training mission.
Despite the downing of the jet, the pilot ejected to safety.