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Daesh Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

BEIRUT, Sept 18 – Daesh shot down a Syrian military plane in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, Daesh-affiliated news agency Amaq said on Sunday. “A Syrian warplane belonging to the Syrian regime was brought down when targeted by fighters from the Daesh in the city of Deir al-Zor,” Amaq said in an online

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Turkey – Russia Relations: The Butterfly Effect

A diplomatic confrontation between Turkey’s President Erdogan and Russia’s President Putin may unleash a conflict which may impact the world By NOUR SAMAHA It was as though it was clipped from the sky: a single satellite image that has set the region agog. Across a tiny area on the map, over the opposition-held Jabal Turkman

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Obama Urges Turkey to Reduce Tensions with Russia

By Jeff Mason PARIS, Dec 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally’s security. Obama met Tayyip Erdogan in Paris, where he has been attending the climate summit, a week after Turkish jets downed a Russian warplane along

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Turkey Calls for Opening of Communication Channels With Russia

ANKARA, Dec 1 – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Tuesday for the opening of communication channels between Turkey and Russia to prevent incidents like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets along the Syrian border last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not meet at Monday’s

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Russia’s President Putin Signs Turkey Sanctions Decree

By Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt MOSCOW, Nov 28 – President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin’s anger towards Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. The decree, which entered into force immediately, said charter flights

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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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