Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, arrives for a cabinet meeting in his office in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 25, 2012 Image Credit: AP

Ankara: Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday his government would retaliate "with determination" after its plane was downed by Syria in international airspace.

"Turkey will use its rights born out of international law with determination and take necessary steps by determining the time, place and method by itself in the face of this unfairness," Erdogan told the parliament.


Brussels: Nato condemned Syria's downing of a Turkish jet as "unnacceptable" and expressed "strong support and solidarity" with Turkey after emergency consultations Tuesday.

"We consider this act to be unacceptable and condemn it in the strongest terms," said Nato chief Anders Fogh rasmussen. "Allies have expressed their strong support and solidarity with Turkey ... We will remain seized."