Turkey crossed the line with plane downing - Lavrov

2015-11-27 15:40

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey's interests.

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".

Muslim woman forced off plane as Islamophobia rises

2015-11-26 11:39

Being told to get off plane in front of passengers was 'humiliating', says Kameelah Rasheed, who alleges discrimination.

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.

Turkey has no wish to raise tensions

2015-11-25 11:50

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country does not wish to escalate tensions with Russia over the downing of the plane.

Russia suspends military co-operation with Turkey

2015-11-25 10:08

Russia's defence ministry has announced suspension of military co-operation with Turkey and Sergey Lavrov, foreign minister, has cancelled a planned trip to Turkey following the downing of a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.

Turkey stabbed Russia in the back - Putin

2015-11-25 07:43

Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, sending tensions spiralling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its 'stab in the back' would have serious consequences.

Two Russian pilots alive - Turkey

2015-11-24 22:28

The two pilots who ejected from a Russian war plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border are believed to be alive and Turkish authorities are seeking to recover them.


6 children die as migrant boats sink off Turkey

2015-11-27 13:29

At least 6 children have drowned in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece, state media report.

2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports

2015-11-27 08:50

In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court has ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.

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.

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.

Russia: 1 of the downed pilots is being held by Syria

2015-11-25 11:20

Russia's ambassador to France says a Russian military pilot shot down over Turkey is in the hands of the Syrian army.

UN calls for urgent measures between Russia and Turkey

2015-11-25 09:07

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent measures to de-escalate tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane on the Syrian border.

Nato head urges calm after Russian plane downed

2015-11-25 05:15

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border.

Downing of Russian warplane is a very serious incident - Kremlin

2015-11-24 14:28

Russia has condemned the downing of a warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border but refused to comment further after Ankara said it had shot down the plane.

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