In response to the accusations of aggression against Turkey Makdesi gave a brief details of the incident. June 22 at 11:40 Syrian radar station has found an object moving in the direction of the Syrian territories. The aircraft made a left turn and began to move to the north-east. After which the aircraft dropped below 100 meters altitude and disappeared from the radar screen. After some time, he appeared at a distance of 1-2 km. from the Syrian coast, and was visible to the naked eye.
Makdesi said that Syrian air defenses used to attack the intruder aircraft ground anti-aircraft tool with the largest lesion area 2.5 km. He noted that Syrian officials were found fragments of the aircraft, which were presented to the Turkish side in conjunction with the report, in what marked damage to the tail of the aircraft in the form of traces of bullets. This confirms that the plane was shot down by anti-aircraft gun, not a missile.
Would plane outside territorial waters, we would use the missiles, ground-based air defense and not tool with the largest blast radius of 2.5 kilometers. All this confirms the falsity of the allegations that the plane was shot down outside the territorial waters of Syria.
In answer the statement by Ahmet Davutoğlu (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on 1 May 2009., — approx. Trans.) that the plane had not been warned, Makdesi said that Syrian air defenses in these cases are automatic, even if unidentified flying apparatus functioning similar method was Syrian, he would have been shot down as well. Makdesi added that the anti-aircraft gun, shot down the offender is not equipped with radar. It was a visual sighting distance to the target speed of 1-2 km and 800 km / h