Jun 24 2012
Nato's governing body will meet on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian downing of a Turkish plane, a spokesman said.
Oana Lungescu said the North Atlantic Council will meet in Brussels to hear Turkey's complaint. Turkish officials say the jet was on a training flight on Friday when it strayed into Syrian airspace, but was in international airspace when it was shot down.
The consultations will focus on article 4 of Nato's founding Washington Treaty.
Ms Lungescu said that under the article, an ally can request consultations "whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened."