Erdogan has said Syrian forces also fired
The RF-4E is the oakley sunglasses classic reconnaissance version of the U.S.-built Phantom fighter-bomber which was used heavily in the Vietnam War. Most of the RF-4Es were unarmed, although some have been equipped with cannons and racks for bombs. Erdogan has said Syrian forces also fired on a search-and-rescue plane Friday following the downing of the jet. It was not clear if the second plane was hit. The incident renewed fears of an escalation of the violence that could draw in neighboring countries. The Turks have launched pre-emptive attacks in the past, notably in 2007 and 2008 against Kurdish rebels in Iraq who used Iraqi territory to strike targets inside Turkey as part of their war for Kurdish self-rule. The head of NATO called the downing of the jet unacceptable after Turkey briefed NATO’s North Atlantic Council about it. The talks were top sunglasses 2012 held under Article 4 of NATO’s founding treaty, which allows a member to request consultations if its security has been threatened. (MORE: Why the CIA Won’t Relish Its Syria Mission) The meeting was the first time a country has invoked Article 4 in nearly a decade. In 2003, Turkey also invoked Article 4 when tensions escalated ahead of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance condemned the Syrian attack “in the strongest terms” and expressed solidarity with Turkey oakley sunglasses cheap — but he did not speak of any possible armed action against Syria.