TURKEY scrambled six pairs of F-16 fighter jets last night in a fresh show of military might.
It comes just a day after Russia’s ambassador was shot dead in the Turkish capital Ankara, ramping up tensions between the two countries.
Off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas gunned down Andrei Karlov in the brutal attack at an art gallery yesterday afternoon.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is understood to have made a panicked phone call to Vladimir Putin in the wake of the murder.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is said to have been motivated by Russia’s intervention in war-torn Syria.
Six pairs of F-16s have taken off from Eskişehir Air Base in Turkey