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11/24/15

Turkey: Putin calls Turkey 'accomplices of terrorists' after Russian jet shot down - live updates | World news | The Guardian

In Brussels, Nato officials say Russian jet entered Turkish airspace before it was shot down. Earlier the US said the Russian incursion into Turkish air space lasted just seconds. Nato ambassadors apparently believe

Diplomats present at the meeting told Reuters that while none of the 28 Nato envoys defended Russia’s actions, many expressed concern that Turkey did not escort the Russian warplane out of its airspace. “There are other ways of dealing with these kinds of incidents,” said one diplomat who declined to be named.

Hollande says strikes must be against Daesh and stresses the need to resolve the crisis, which is relevant not just to Syria’s neighbours but the wider world as refugees leave the region.

The French president stresses France will not deploy ground troops as that is up to local forces. Obama says the US is backing local forces with training and equipment as well as launching air strikes. He says the Vienna process, which includes Iran (also backers of Assad) for the first time, is the best option.

On the downing of the Russian plane, Obama stressed the importance of Turkey and Russia working to de-escalate the situation. 

Read more: Putin calls Turkey 'accomplices of terrorists' after Russian jet shot down - live updates | World news | The Guardia

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