Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet

Russian President Vladimir Putin has used crude language in a furious new attack on Turkey over the downing of a Russian combat jet last month.

The incident on the Syria-Turkey border was a "hostile act" but Russia was "not the country" to run away, he told his annual news conference.

He saw "no prospect" of ties improving with Turkey, which Russia has put under sanctions, under its current leaders.

"The Turks", he said, had "decided to lick the Americans in a certain place".

Russia deployed its air force to Syria in September in support of President Bashar al-Assad and has been carrying out air strikes on his opponents.

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Source: bbc.com

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