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Putin orders sanctions on Turkey after jet shot down

Russia has announced a series of economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of a Russian jet near the Syrian border.

Turkey said the sanctions "would only damage relations", after the country's Prime Minister said he was "truly saddened" by the incident.

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Russia 'to send missile defence system' to Syria

Air defence missile systems will be sent to Russia's air base in Syria, government leaders have said.

Russia's S-300 missile defence system, pictured in Moscow in 2009 Credit: Reuters

After a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey amid allegations the Russians had violated their airspace, news agencies reported President Vladimir Putin as saying advanced, long-range anti-aircraft surface-to-air S-300 missile system would be deployed to the region.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the newer version - the S-400 missiles - would be sent, to be stationed at Hemeimeem air base from where Russia is conducting its aerial bombing campaign in Syria.

Putin also accused Turkey's political leaders of supporting a "deliberate policy of Islamisation" of the country, saying he believed that was part of the problem.

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