25 Nov 2015

Calm urged after Russian jet shot down by Turkey

From Nine To Noon, 10:30 am on 25 November 2015

NATO's secretary general has called for calm and de-escalation after Turkish jet fighters shot down a Russian military jet yesterday. Turkey and its NATO allies say the Sukhoi 24 bomber trespassed on Turkish airspace and failed to turn back despite a warning. That version of events has been rejected by Russia, with President Vladimir Putin saying there will be "serious consequences" for what he described as a stab in the back by "the accomplices of terrorists". The aircraft crashed on the Syrian side of the border and at least one of the two pilots was shot dead by rebels after ejecting. Nine to Noon speaks to Washington correspondent, Simon Marks, who's been following developments closely.