NATO faces new Mideast crisis after downing of Russian jet by Turkey

by Hugh Naylor and Andrew Roth  |  published on November 25, 2015

NATO faced being thrust into a new Middle Eastern crisis on Tuesday after warplanes from member state Turkey shot down a Russian jet that Turkish officials said had violated their country’s airspace on the border with Syria.

The incident marked a serious escalation that is likely to further strain relations between Russia and the NATO alliance.

Russian officials confirmed that a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft was shot down Tuesday morning but insisted it had not violated Turkey’s airspace.

  • Faithful American

    TURKEY has CHANGED since their NEW President and is NOT the former NATO “ally” that we ONCE could TRUST because Turkey has been HELPING ISIS for some TIME now!

  • SDofAZ

    We know Putin does violate airspace, he has been buzzing US airspace. I don’t believe the Russians were not in Turkish airspace. Putin is an envelop pusher.

  • steven

    You don’t piss in Putin’s Post Toasty’s without having the devil to pay and him out to lunch.

  • Kent2012

    It is one thing for the turkeys to shoot down a rooshan jet…the reported gunning of the crew as they were bailing out is unacceptable, if pootey can determine that that is the case turkey is in for a rough ride…oh by the way kenyan boyo will probably side with the turkey rags…unfortunately the scum are killing the Kurds every chance they get…that was one of the reasons that the adult Americans approved of going into Iraq and deposing of saddamy…of course the cowards and intellectually challenged fools in the coffee shop socialist crowd just want to blame GWB and the GOP for scaring them so much and causing their panties to get jammed hard in their crack….

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