Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkish Military Downs Russian Jet, Complicating Global Response to Syrian Civil War

The downing of a Russian fighter jet by the Turkish military is raising serious concern about escalating conflict in the region. According to the Russian government, the SU-24 fighter was in Syrian airspace, but Turkey disputes this claim. Obama called on Russia to shift the focus of its air strikes to defeating the Islamic state, rather than supporting the Assad regime, which the United States and Turkey both oppose. Pacifica's Claire Stremple has the story.