Turkey has called a meeting of the NATO member states to discuss its response to Syria's downing of a Turkish warplane on Friday. Turkey insists that the jet was flying in international airspace when Syrian forces shot it down without warning. Syria says that the aircraft was flying low and inside Syrian territorial waters, but that when it realized that it was a Turkish plane, the Syrian navy joined efforts to rescue the two crew members that had been flying the jet. Turkey wants to be sure of the strongest backing once it decides its official response, says the BBC's Jonathan Head. Turkey's coast guard is still searching for the crew members, but hopes of them being found alive are fading.
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