MADRID - European Union foreign ministers will discuss the heightening crisis in Syria when the council meets in Luxembourg on Monday, a Spanish government source said on Sunday.

"The subject of Syria was already on the agenda for Monday's meeting, so they'll have a chance to talk about this before the NATO meeting on Tuesday," the source said.

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Envoys from NATO member states will meet on Tuesday after Turkey requested consultations over the downing of its military jet by Syria, a NATO spokeswoman said on Sunday.