NATO Calls for ‘Calm, De-Escalation’ From Russia and Turkey

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia “to act responsibly and to fully respect NATO airspace” after one of its aircraft entered Turkish airspace.

“A Russian combat aircraft violated Turkish airspace yesterday, despite repeated warnings by the Turkish authorities,” Stoltenberg said in a statement on the organization’s Twitter account.“Previous incidents have shown how dangerous such behavior is.”

He said Russia “must take all necessary measures to ensure that such violations do not happen again.” He called for “calm and de-escalation” by the authorities in Ankara and Moscow.

NATO “stands in solidarity with Turkey and supports the territorial integrity of our ally, Turkey,” Stoltenberg said.

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