Turkey’s provocation

Print edition : December 25, 2015

An image grab made from a video shows a burning Russian fighter jet coming down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border, in Hatay on November 24. Photo: AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, on November 16. Photo: Anadolu Agency/AP

Turkey downs a Russian fighter plane for airspace violation, but Russia says it was a premeditated act of provocation as its intervention in Syria had upset Turkish plans to capture more territories along its long border with Syria.
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