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 NATO allies support Turkey's right to protect its airspace, - Stoltenberg

NATO's Stoltenberg expressed the Alliance's support for Turkey over the downed Russian jet, saying all allies fully support Turkey's right to defend its airspace.

Censor.NET reports citing Today's Zaman.

Jens Stoltenberg also said NATO allies are concerned about the increased Russian presence in the region, but the focus is on calming the current situation.

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As reported, Russian-Turkish relations faced a crisis after Tukrish F-16 downed a Russian Su-24 over Turkey on Nov. 24 after 10 warnings. The pilots ejected, one of them died. Russian president called the incident "a stab in the back". Russian government announced sanctions against Turkey in response to the downing on Nov. 25, which were applied by President Putin on Nov. 28.
 
 
 
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