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 Stoltenberg to convene NATO meeting to discuss Russia's Turkish airspace violation

The North Atlantic Alliance's Secretary General is to convene a meeting of the North Atlantic Council later today to discuss the situation with Russia's violation of the Turkish airspace.

This was announced by Secretary General in a statement on NATO official website, Censor.NET reports.

"I just met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu to discuss the recent military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Including the unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace by Russian combat aircraft," Stoltenberg said.

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He stressed that NATO remained strongly committed to Turkey's security.

"I will convene a meeting of the North Atlantic Council later today to discuss the situation.

"Russia's actions are not contributing to the security and stability of the region.

"I call on Russia to fully respect NATO airspace and to avoid escalating tensions with the Alliance," NATO Secretary General reiterated.

Stoltenberg also urged Russia to take the necessary steps to align its efforts with those of the international community in the fight against ISIL.
 
 
 
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