Turkey deploys rocket launchers and artillery down to bases near the Syrian border as rhetoric from Ankara increases over tensions.

A military convoy left from a base at the port city of Iskenderun and arrived at military compounds near Syrian border, the Dogan news agency reported.

Tensions have escalated between Turkey and Syria following the shooting down of a Turkish military aircraft by Syrian air defences, giving a new international dimension to the worsening conflict in Syria.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told Syria to beware the wrath of Turkey after the shooting down of the plane and said he had ordered the armed forces to react to any military threat from Syria near the two countries' border.