Turkey calls meeting with UN, NATO on airspace issues

Published November 24th, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
After Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday, the country is meeting with NATO and the UN to discuss airspace issues. (AFP/File)
After Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday, the country is meeting with NATO and the UN to discuss airspace issues. (AFP/File)

Reuters reports that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu issued an order for Turkish Foreign Ministry to meet with UN and NATO about the ongoing airspace issues.

On Tuesday, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that crossed into Turkish airspace near Syria. According to Reuters, Turkish officials gave the warplane ten warnings before shooting it down.

Turkish officials met with the Russia ambassador in early October after two Russian bombers crossed into Turkish airspace. Russia has called the multiple violations "mistakes."

NATO has condemned Russia for the continuing airspace crossovers in the past. On October 6, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that it "does not look like an accident." 


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