Turkey PM Orders Military To Shoot Down Aircraft Hijacked By Coup Plotters

Turkey PM Orders Military To Shoot Down Aircraft Hijacked By Coup Plotters

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim instructed military to shoot down an aircraft hijacked by coup plotters. (AFP)

Ankara, Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has instructed the military to shoot down an aircraft hijacked by coup plotters, an official said on Saturday.

"Fighter jets have left the air base in Eskisehir" in western Turkey with the aim of hunting down the rogue craft, the official said.