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How to Prevent World War III in Syria Between Turkey and Russia

By Joshua W. Walker Nov 25 (Reuters) – NATO entered uncharted territory on Tuesday when one of its members, Turkey, shot down a Russian warplane. There is an urgent need for Washington to bring both sides together to avoid World War Three. Details are still emerging to corroborate Ankara’s insistence that the jet had been

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Turkey, EU Face Big Hurdles to Migration Deal

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Prospects for a grand bargain between Europe and Turkey to stem a flow of migrants into the continent are uncertain days before a summit on Sunday meant to seal a deal and put fraying relations back on a firm footing, EU and Turkish officials say. How much money Turkey will

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Turkey Does Not Want Escalation After Russian Jet Downed: Pres. Erdogan

By Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Nov 25 – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey did not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, saying it had simply acted to defend its own security and the “rights of our brothers” in Syria. But while neither

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China Urges Stronger Coordination After Turkey Downs Russian Jet

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – China called for more coordination in the fight against terrorism on Wednesday after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, one of the most serious clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. Moscow’s decision to launch separate air strikes in Syria means

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Russia Eyes Economic Retaliation Against Turkey

By Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Russia is to send an advanced air defence system to reinforce its air base in Syria and is considering cancelling a raft of joint business projects with Ankara after Turkey shot down of one of its warplanes, top government officials said. The incident, which resulted in the

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Putin Says Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane a ‘Stab in the Back’

  MOSCOW/SOCHI, Russia, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists,” saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow’s relations with Ankara. Speaking in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday before a meeting

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Iraq Closes Northern Airspace Due to Traffic from Russian Airstrikes

BAGHDAD, Nov. 23 – Iraq closed its northern airspace to commercial flights on Monday for at least two days due to military traffic from Russia’s air campaign in neighboring Syria, a spokesman for Erbil International Airport said. The closure was expected to affect domestic routes to Erbil and Sulaimaniya as well as international flights from

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Turkey Calls For Security Council Meeting To Discuss Attacks on Turkmen

ISTANBUL, Nov. 23 – Turkey has called for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss attacks on Turkmens in neighbouring Syria, sources in the prime minister’s office said, days after Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador in protest over “intensive” bombing of villages. Ankara has traditionally expressed solidarity with the Syrian Turkmens, who are Syrians of

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Russia Says 11 Militants Who Smuggled Fighters Across Syria Killed

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Russian security services have killed 11 Islamist militants who had been helping smuggle fighters across borders to Syria to join Daesh, the country’s anti-terrorism committee said. It said the militants were holed up in a fortified base in a wooded, mountainous area of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in southern Russia, near

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