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Turkey turns to NATO over Syrian attack

06-25-2012 11:04 BJT

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Tensions have escalated after Turkey accused Syria of shooting down one of its military reconnaissance jets in international airspace without warning.

Turkey also called for a NATO meeting to be held Tuesday to formulate a response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey’s cabinet was due to meet on Monday to discuss the incident.

Syria shot down a Turkish military plane on Friday, saying it entered Syria’s territorial airspace. Search teams have located the wreckage of the jet in Syrian waters at a depth of 1,300 metres. Damascus insists it has no hostile intentions towards Turkey.

But Turkey’s Foreign Minister says the plane had been clearly marked as Turkish and that the flight had no connection to the unrest in Syria.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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