Turkish military aircrafts are shown in this 2010 file photo. Turkey said Syria shot down one of its air force jets Friday.
Turkish military aircrafts fly over cadets during a graduation ceremony for 233 cadets at the Air Force war academy
Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 11 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.