“Turkey has requested consultations under article 4 of NATO’s founding Washington Treaty. Under Article 4, any ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened,” Oana Lungescu said.
“The NAC (North Atlantic Council) will meet on Tuesday at Turkey’s request. We expect Turkey to make a presentation on the recent incident.”
Turkey has issued a stark warning to Syria over a downed Turkish fighter jet, raising fears that the incident could send tensions soaring in the region.
The moves came after Ankara accused Damascus of shooting down a Turkish F-4 phantom jet on Friday when it was clearly in international airspace after briefly straying into Syrian territory.