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Turkey Toughens Response to Syria’s Downing of Military Jet

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has toughened its response to Syria’s downing of a Turkish military jet last week, saying it will ask fellow NATO members to consider the incident a Syrian attack on the whole alliance. NATO envoys are due to meet Tuesday at Turkey’s request, to discuss a reaction to the attack on the Turkish reconnaissance aircraft […]

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EU Warns Against Military Escalation in Syria

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union is warning against a military escalation in Syria, even as it condemns the country for shooting down a Turkish military jet in international airspace last week. EU foreign ministers appealed for calm after their meeting in Luxembourg Monday, a day before NATO ambassadors meet at Turkey’s request to discuss what to do […]

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Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack Against Jet

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s Cabinet is to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet last week by Syria, while Western diplomats continue their condemnation of the attack. The Cabinet meeting Monday comes a day before NATO ambassadors are scheduled to hold consultations requested by Turkey, under the alliance’s founding treaty, which commits all members to protect one […]

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Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack Against Jet

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s cabinet is to meet Monday to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria last week – an act Ankara says happened, without warning, in international airspace. The meeting comes a day before NATO ambassadors are scheduled to hold consultations requested by Turkey, under the alliance’s founding treaty, which commits all members […]

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Western Powers Condemn Syria for Downing Turkish Military Jet

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Western powers have condemned Syria for shooting down a Turkish military jet in a maritime border area, and have pledged to cooperate with Ankara in holding Damascus to account for Friday’s incident. In a statement issued Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the downing of the aircraft was a “brazen act” that reflects […]

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Turkey Accuses Syria of Shooting Down Jet in International Airspace

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey Sunday accused Syria of shooting down a Turkish military jet in international airspace and called for a NATO meeting on how to respond to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the pilots were testing the jet’s radar capabilities when it was downed Friday over the Mediterranean Sea. The minister said […]

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Turkish Minister: Jet Downed in International Territory

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister says Syria shot down a Turkish fighter jet while the aircraft was flying in international airspace. Ahmet Davutoglu told state-run TRT television Sunday the pilots were testing the jet’s radar capabilities when it was downed Friday over the Mediterranean Sea. The minister says the plane had entered Syrian airspace briefly, but had […]

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Turkish Minister: Jet Downed in International Territory

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister says Syria shot down a Turkish fighter jet while the air craft was flying in international territory. Ahmet Davutoglu told state-run TRT television Sunday the pilots were testing the jet’s radar capabilities when it was downed Friday over the Mediterranean Sea. The minister says the plane had entered Syrian airspace briefly, but […]

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Turkey Says Its Warplane May Have Crossed Syrian Border

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Saturday his country’s fighter jet shot down by Syrian air defense forces may have violated Syria’s air space. Mr. Gul said it is “routine” for warplanes flying at high speed to cross borders for short distances. He said a probe would determine if the U.S.-made F-4 jet was brought down […]

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Turkey’s President: Warplane May Have Crossed Syrian Border

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul says his country’s fighter jet shot down by Syrian air defense forces may have violated Syria’s air space. Mr. Gul said Saturday it is “routine” for warplanes flying at high speed to cross borders for short distances. He said a probe would determine if the U.S.-made F-4 jet was brought down […]

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