According to Stoltenberg, Turkey is in a more difficult situation than other members of the alliance due to the fact that it has a common border with Iraq and Syria.
“NATO will help Turkey to improve its air defense. We had already had a military presence in Turkey and along the border with Syria before the Russian jet was shot down. And we will adopt a package of measures for Turkey before Christmas,” Stoltenberg said.
Replying to the question about the incident, Stoltenberg said that "each country has the right to defend its territorial integrity and airspace."
Earlier, both Russian and Syrian defense officials confirmed that the Su-24 never crossed into Turkish airspace, and was illegally downed in Syria.