Turkey calls for NATO meeting over Syria
Selcan Hacaoglu - The Associated Press
In this image made available by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, left, is seen talking to an advisor after an interview with the state-run TRT Television in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Davutoglu told State TV that Turkey would seek the meeting over article 4 of the NATO charter concerning Friday's incident. The article says member countries "will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened." Davutoglu said Sunday that the jet was downed in international airspace after it mistakenly entered Syria, but the plane was not on a spying mission.
The plane wreckage was found Sunday in the Mediterranean at a depth of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters), Turkish state-run TRT television said. The pilots are unaccounted for.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the jet was on a training flight to test Turkey's radar capabilities, not spying on Syria. He said the plane mistakenly strayed into Syrian airspace Friday, but was quickly warned to leave by Turkish authorities and was a mile inside international airspace when it was shot down off the coast of Latakia.
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