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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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Turkish president 'saddened' by downing of Russian jet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wished it had never happened. Credit: Reuters

The Turkish President has said he is "truly saddened" by his country's downing of a Russian military jet and wishes it had not happened.

It is the first time Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed regret over the incident.

He added he hoped something like this never occurs again and that neither country should allow the incident to escalate.

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