NATO is set to hold emergency talks after the shooting down of a Turkish F-4 jet by Syria.

Turkey has stated that the jet, which was shot down on 22 June, was flying in international space and that the attack was a deliberate act of aggression. Syrian officials have maintained that the shooting of the plane was an accident.

Speaking on Turkish national television, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated that the plane's manoeuvres were innocent.

"The Turkish jet was on a training mission to test a domestic radar system concerning the latest developments on the east Mediterranean coast. Its mission had no connection to the current crisis in Syria."

Now in order to stem the emerging crisis between the neighbouring nations, a NATO delegation is set to meet in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss options. Afif Delle, a Syrian political commentator, doubts that military intervention will be required.

"I think the international community tends to solve the crisis in a political way. There will be no war and we should not exaggerate its possibility."

Whilst the wreckage of the plane has been found, the status of the missing pilots is still unknown. UK foreign secretary William Hague has condemned Syria's actions, saying that the outrageous act underlined the need for Bashar Assad's regime to go.

Written and narrated by Alfred Joyner