Two Turkish F-16 jets were sent to the border with Syria after a SU-24 fighter jet from the Syrian army came closer to the border, the Turkey’s General Staff has said in a statement.

The Syrian warplane changed its route when it was 3.6 sea miles away from the border with Turkey.

The two F-16 jets scrambled to the border with Syria after it was detected that the Syrian SU-24 plane was heading east of the Cilvegözü border located in a southeastern province of Syria. The Syrian jet changed its route when it was close to the border, according to the statement released by the General Staff on its website.