Putin Press Conference: Turkish Downing of Russian Jet Was 'Hostile Act'

December 17, 2015 10:10 AM

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MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin was applauded by journalists at a televised news conference Thursday as he slammed Turkey, saying there was no prospect of improving relations between the countries after the downing of a Russian fighter jet.

"I do not see any perspective to normalize relations with Turkey on a inter-governmental level," he said at his annual question and answer session. "We'll have to go for further sanctions."

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