Russia says jet downing a 'provocation' as Turkey releases audio

Russian protesters demonstrate outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow, on November 25, 2015Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of a “planned provocation” over the downing of a warplane on the Syrian border as a rescued pilot said no prior warning had been given. The Turkish army responded by releasing audio recordings apparently warning the Russian jet it was approaching Turkish airspace and should change course, as tensions remained high following Tuesday’s incident despite appeals for calm. Moscow said Russian and Syrian special forces had rescued one of the two Russian pilots who ejected from the bomber as it plunged to the earth in a fireball, but confirmed the second airman and a soldier sent to rescue him died.

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