NATO will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces, a spokeswoman for the Atlantic Alliance said Tuesday.
"Turkey has requested consultations under Article 4" of NATO's founding treaty under which member countries can request a meeting if their security is threatened, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said, adding that the meeting would take place on Tuesday.
Turkey called for the meeting early on Sunday after accusing Syria of shooting down one of its warplanes in international airspace.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Turkey's television on Sunday that an investigation by Ankara into the incident concluded that its plane was "shot down in international airspace, 13 nautical miles from Syria".
Davutoglu said the plane was shot down shortly after it had "momentarily violated Syrian airspace" but added that the unarmed plane, on a mission to test Turkey's radar defences, had posed no threat to Syria at any time.
NATO spokeswoman Lungescu said: "Under Article 4, any ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.
"The North Atlantic Council will meet on Tuesday at Turkey's request. We expect Turkey to make a presentation on the recent incident."