NATO calls ‘extraordinary meeting’ after Turkey downs Russian jet

NATO allies will hold an “extraordinary” meeting Tuesday at Ankara’s request to discuss Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border, an alliance official said.


“At the request of Turkey, the North Atlantic Council will hold an extraordinary meeting at (1600 GMT). The aim of this extraordinary NAC is for Turkey to inform Allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” the official told AFP.


The North Atlantic Council consists of ambassadors from the 28 NATO member states.


Turkish F-16 fighter aircraft shot down the plane after it violated Turkish airspace near the country’s border with Syria.


Turkey released this radar map which it claims is proof the Su-24 warplane crossed into airspace under Turkey’s control.


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