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EU calls for calm on Syria-Turkey tension

06-25-2012 22:39 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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European Union foreign ministers have expressed their concern over the latest developments in Syria, after a Turkish military plane was shot down by the Syrian army.

At a council meeting in Luxemburg on Monday, leaders said they are in favour of Turkey, which condemned Syria on downing the fighter jet that strayed into Syrian airspace. But they also called for a calm response to the case. The Dutch foreign minister said the country will not support military intervention in Syria.

While Britian’s foreign secretary said he did not believe it marked the start of a different phase of the Syrian crisis. Ankara has called a meeting of NATO’s governing body on Tuesday to discuss the incident. The EU is set to increase sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. An EU spokesman said the union will add another Syrian official and six firms and government institutions to its sanctions list on Monday.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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