NATO convenes emergency meeting (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 24 November 2015 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

details added (first version posted at 15:54)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24


NATO convenes an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of ambassadors in connection with the incident with the Russian war plane in Syria, a NATO representative told RIA Novosti.

The North Atlantic Council is the supreme political body of the alliance.

"A meeting will be held at the request of Turkey at 17:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours)," the representative said.

The Russian Su-24 war plane crashed in Syria. The Turkish side claims that the war plane violated its airspace and was shot down. The Russian defense ministry said that the Su-24 war plane was flying over the territory of Syria.