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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 PM: No one can ask us to say sorry over jet

The jet was downed last week near the Syrian border. Credit: Reuters

Turkey's Prime Minister has dismissed calls for an apology over the shooting of a Russian jet near the Syrian border, saying: "No country should ask us to apologise."

Ahmet Davutoglu was speaking after a meeting with Nato's general secretary in Brussels, during which the alliance reiterated its strong support for Turkey's right to defend its airspace.

Turkey says the jet made repeated incursions into Turkish territory and was warned multiple times before it was shot down. Russia disputes the claims.

Mr Davutoglu added that such incidents continued to be a risk as long as Russia and the US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State continued to carry out separate bombing campaigns.

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