As rhetorical fury rises over jet incident, how will Putin respond?

Announcements made by Moscow include banning of some Turkish poultry imports – hardly a suggestion of bellicose intent

The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint. Viewers of state television heard that the “cynical” Turks showed no remorse for their dastardly actions. The Russian state news agency Sputnik warned: “The sick man of Nato: Erdogan’s madness ‘could provoke WWIII’”.

Turkey’s military said it invited Russian military attaches and explained that Ankara shot down a Russian jet because its rules of engagement went into effect
The Turkish army on Nov. 25 released a series of audio recordings of apparent warnings issued to a Russian jet before it was downed near the Syrian border
Contradicting Turkish officials, the navigator said he and the pilot had no time to dodge the missile that slammed into their jet.

An excerpt from Turkish military audio recordings, which were released on Wednesday, is said to document repeated warnings to the Russian jet which was shot down near the Syrian border on Tuesday.

Turkey’s Diplomatic Dogfight

Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane risks intensifying the violence engulfing Syria, thereby dashing hopes for a rapprochement between Russia and the West that had arisen in the wake of the Paris massacre. To address these challenges, Turkey and the EU must commit to building a genuine partnership.


Turkey’s move against Russia: Cold War redux?

The downing of the Russian jet was breaking news, but it wasn’t completely surprising for Russia and Turkey watchers.
Russian FM Lavrov says Moscow will reconsider ties with Ankara after the downing of its warplane along the Syria border.

VIDEO: Eggs thrown at Turkish embassy in Moscow

A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.


Maps from Russia and Turkey tell very different stories about the downed jet


On Tuesday morning, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet for allegedly flying across a border that Russia says it never crossed.

As details begin to emerge, both sides are gathering and presenting evidence in an escalating blame game.

Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
Russian Defense Ministry has released its own radar analysis of the Russian jet downed by Turkish warplanes near Syria on Nov. 24, following the Turkish Army’s analysis a day earlier

After Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian fighter jet over the country’s border region with Syria President Vladimir Putin has threatened Turkey, a Nato member, with serious consequences. Some commentators fear that the war against the IS may spiral out of control following the incident on Tuesday. Others believe Russia will exercise restraint so as not to jeopardise its return to the international community.

Two Russian warplanes violated Turkish national airspace for 17 seconds, flying 1.36 miles into Turkish borders on Nov. 24, Turkey has reported in a letter to the United Nations Security Council
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Nov. 25 that Russia may consider cancelling some important joint projects with Turkey after the downing of the Russian jet by Turkish F-16’s near the Syrian border on Nov. 24
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 25 said Turkey’s political leaders had been encouraging the Islamisation of Turkish society, something he said was a problem, Russian agencies quoted him as saying
Erdoğan speaking following Turkey shooting down Russian warplane, has said they will not remain silent against border violation.

Medvedev: Turkey Protects ISIS

Russian Prime Minister Medvedev has said, “Turkey has shown it protects ISIS militants by this action” as to Turkey shooting down Russian warplane.
Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet “sends the wrong message to the terrorists” in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov late on Nov. 24
Turkish tourism representatives have voiced concern after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov advised Russians on Nov. 24 not to visit Turkey, after Turkey downed of a Russian plane on the Syrian frontier

Who are the Turkmens of Syria?

Tensions between Russia and Turkey have increased lately over the downing of a Russian warplane in a Turkmen area near the Syrian border.
The Turkish Air Force has increased the number of warplanes patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border to 18 after the downing of a Russian jetfighter by a Turkish F-16 triggered unprecedented tension between Ankara and Moscow
Leaked Ankara UN letter claims Su-24’s ‘air space violation’ lasted 17 seconds
Two Su-24 planes approached Turkish airspace on Tuesday morning, a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15 members of the UN Security Council said. The Russian planes are described in a document, published by WikiLeaks
After Russia’s president called the Turkish strike on one of his nation’s warplanes a “stab in the back,” his words were transformed into a hashtag.

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