The co-pilot of the Russian bomber shot down by Turkish jets on the Syrian border has said he received no warnings before the plane was fired on.
Turkey may have planned to shoot down a Russian warplane near its border amid questions over its support for Syrian rebels, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border. Putin said the downing of the Russian plane would have “serious consequences for Russia’s relationship with Turkey.”
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas was unharmed after his car was hit by a bullet on Sunday in an apparent assassination attempt, a spokesman for his political party said, Reuters reports.
Syrian President Bashar Assad believes that by passively supporting the al-Nusra Front and Islamic State terrorist groups, Turkey is playing a destructive role in the Syrian crisis, Sputnik News reports.
Turkish supporters attending a friendly game against Greece on November 17 refused to participate in a minute of silence for the victims of the Paris attack.
The parents of Lola Ouzounian, a 17-year-old Armenian girl who was attending the concert at Bataclan when the venue was attacked by terrorists on Friday, confirmed her death, adding they had identified her remains.
Ogun Samast, the hit man who killed Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink over eight years ago, has appealed to present his testimony as part of the “criminal organization” leg of the case into the murder.
Syrian government forces captured the village of Tel Hadya in the northern province of Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group and state media said, in the latest territorial gains reported against insurgents in the area, Reuters reports.
Azerbaijani human rights defender Arif Yunus, who, along with his wife, was arrestedon suspicion of spying for Armenia, has been released from jail due to his deteriorating health.