NATO Aides to Meet in Brussels After Turkey Downs Russian Plane

Putin: Won't Tolerate Crimes Such As Warplane Crash

Turkey called a meeting of NATO national representatives after announcing that it shot down a Russian warplane that strayed into its airspace.

The purpose of the 5 p.m. meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels is “for Turkey to inform allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” the alliance said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 28-nation alliance “is monitoring the situation closely,” according to the statement. “We are in close contact with Turkish authorities.”

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