Associated Press (AP) — Turkey will brief NATO's governing body on the downing by Syria of a Turkish reconnaissance plane over the Mediterranean Sea.
Officials and diplomats say the discussions on Tuesday will be held under Article 4 of NATO's founding treaty, which allows a NATO member, in this case Turkey, to request consultations if its security has been threatened.
Turkey's unarmed RF-4E reconnaissance jet was overflying the Syrian coastline on Friday when it was shot down. It crashed into the sea a mile (1.6 kilometers) inside international waters. The two pilots are still missing.
Diplomats and officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said ambassadors will discuss Turkey's concerns and would likely condemn the downing, but refrain from stronger action.