Putin rages as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

Russia has been carrying out strikes over Syria since late September and Turkey has warned it would act if the country's jets continued to enter its air spaceNATO member Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border, an act President Vladimir Putin said would have “serious consequences” for ties between two key protagonists in the Syria war. The Turkish army said the plane was shot down by two F-16s after violating Turkish airspace 10 times within a five-minute period, an account challenged by Moscow which said it was over Syria. Turkish television pictures showed the jet exploding and crashing in a ball of flames into a Syrian mountain.

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