NATO will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels at 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday after a Russian warplane violating Turkish airspace was shot down, a NATO official stated.
NATO is monitoring the situation closely. We are in contact with Turkish authorities.
Turkish jets shot down a warplane believed to be a Russian-type SU-24 after it violated the Turkish airspace near Turkey’s southern border with Syria, Turkish presidential sources said.
The warplane went down near Syria's northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak.
Turkey's military said the downed foreign jet was given 10 warnings in five minutes before being shot down by two F-16 warplanes.