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NATO Backs Turkey But Seeks to Lower Tensions With Russia

NATO says it stands with Turkey following an emergency meeting in Brussels of its 28 ambassadors requested by Ankara to discuss the downing a Russian warplane Tuesday by Turkish jets . But Turkey’s NATO allies appeared eager to lower tensions, and in a low-key statement after the emergency meeting the bloc stressed the need to reduce the risks in Syrian and Turkish airspace. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for “calm and de-escalation.”  He said the situation...

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