Obama pushes for calm in angry Russia-Turkey row

2015-11-30 22:27

US President Barack Obama has pushed for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.

Russia to impose food ban in new sanctions against Turkey

2015-11-30 15:46

Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.

Putin will not meet Erdogan at Paris climate conference

2015-11-30 13:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the climate conference in Paris, the Kremlin says, as a dispute rages over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Russian royal heir dies alone and unknown

2015-11-30 09:49

The great grandson of Russia's tsar, Leonid Kulikovsky, was buried in Australia's northern city of Darwin Monday after dying in the Outback alone and unknown.

Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

2015-11-28 10:00

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to "play with fire" after reports emerged that Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia.

Irina Filatova: SA’s future? Moscow fantasy. Centralised. Not Nationalised.

2015-11-27 07:30

Populism is spreading and Malema's followers show a frightening lack of understanding for what their policies will lead to, says an analayst.

Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

2015-11-26 18:11

Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.

15 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

2015-11-26 10:33

Fifteen people have been killed in Russia when a civilian helicopter crashed in Siberia, regional authorities said.

Putin sends air defence missiles to Syria

2015-11-25 17:56

Putin has responded to Turkey’s downing of Russian jet by sending air defence missiles to Syria.

Turkey's actions looks like planned provocation - Lavrov

2015-11-25 14:24

Russia's foreign minister says the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey appeared to be a 'planned provocation' as the incident heightened tensions between Moscow and Ankara.


Defiant Turkey urges Russia to retract sanctions

2015-11-30 17:32

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged Moscow to reconsider economic sanctions that it issued after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane.

Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet

2015-11-30 14:39

Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border but urged Moscow to reconsider retaliatory sanctions in the hope of calming the crisis, Turkish Premier Ahmet Davutoglu says.

Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow: PM

2015-11-30 11:00

The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday.

Downing of Russian plane saddens Erdogan

2015-11-28 14:48

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says while he's saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, both sides should approach the incident in a more positive way.

Russia targets Turkish economy over downed warplane

2015-11-27 11:02

Russia has vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy to avenge the downing of one of its warplanes as Moscow and Ankara traded furious verbal volleys.

Erdogan denies Turkey buys oil from ISIS

2015-11-26 19:25

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey does not buy any oil from ISIS, insisting his country's fight against the jihadist group is "undisputed".

Russia reinforces control over Turkish food imports

2015-11-26 11:07

Russia has said that it would reinforce control over Turkish food imports as tensions surged with Ankara over the downing of a Russian warplane in Syria.

Rescued Russian pilot: Turkey gave no warning

2015-11-25 22:03

One of the Russian pilots of a fighter jet shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border, has told state media that there was no prior warning.

Iran says Russian jet downing wrong

2015-11-25 16:04

Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet 'sends the wrong message to the terrorists' in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

Putin says 2nd pilot rescued, now safe

2015-11-25 13:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a second pilot from a Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border has been rescued.

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