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    Putin Escalates Spat Over Turkish Airspace

    He doesn’t want to let it go. During his annual news conference, Russia’s president blasted Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who’s been unrepentant over shooting down a Russian combat jet that he claims violated Turkey’s airspace while crossing over Syria. Vladimir Putin said Russian-Turkish relations can’t be repaired, and warned Erdogan to keep his planes out of Syrian airspace — a threat that will certainly leave a cloud over talks scheduled for Friday in the U.S. that aim to discuss a coherent global strategy in Syria.

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