Turkey’s Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

27 Nov, 2015 5:56 pm

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Russia not to “play with fire” in a dispute over the downing of a Russian warplane this week, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow.

Relations between the former Cold War antagonists have a hit a recent nadir after Turkey shot down the jet near the Syrian border. Erdogan made the comments in a speech in northeast Turkey broadcast live on television. –Reuters

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