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  3/5/2014, Adar Bet 3, 5774

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets Over Russian Plane

As the Ukrainian-Russian standoff has threatened to escalate into all-out war, a new front nearly opened on Monday, as Turkey scrambled fighter jets in response to a Russian surveillance plane that flew along Turkey's Black Sea coast.

Eight F-16 fighter jets were scrambled in the event, according to a Turkish military statement on Tuesday reported by the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. The statement noted the Russian plane did not end up entering Turkish air space.