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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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Turkey 'to help calm tensions' after Russian jet downed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country is trying to calm tensions. Credit: PA

Turkey will work with Russia to calm tensions after a Russian jet was shot down near the Syrian border, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

The Turkish leader said discussions were taking place following the incident on Tuesday, which has plunged Ankara's relations with Moscow to their worst in recent memory.

Writing in The Times newspaper, Davutoglu said: "The necessary discussions are now taking place.

"While the measures to defend our territory will remain in place, Turkey will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions."

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