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NATO Condemns Shoot-Down on Syrian-Turkish Border!

NATO condemned shoot-down of Turkish jet that wandered into Syrian airspace in 2012. Now it 'stands with Turkey'. Any questions?


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NATO and Turkey strongly condemned the downing of a jet on the Syrian-Turkish 2012. Don't you remember


<figcaption>Very consistent. </figcaption>
Very consistent.

Erdogan criticized Syria harshly on Tuesday for shooting down the Turkish fighter jet, saying: "Even if the plane was in their airspace for a few seconds, that is no excuse to attack."

"It was clear that this plane was not an aggressive plane. Still it was shot down," he said.


NATO condemned the shoot-down "in the strongest terms," Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after the alliance met Tuesday at Turkey's request. Both sides say the jet strayed into Syrian airspace, but Turkey says the incursion was accidental and quickly corrected.

And now NATO "stands with its ally, Turkey" after it shot down a Russian bomber that, according to Ankara, briefly entered Turkish airspace. 

Any questions?

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