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The details of how and why a Russian jet was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border remain unclear, but one thing can already be said: Russian President Vladimir Putin has misjudged his Turkish counterpart and former friend, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to Turkey’s military, one of its F-16s fired on a jet over Turkish territory, after the plane’s pilots ignored 10 warnings to leave. So NATO’s second-largest military is claiming to have shot down an aircraft in anger that was probably Russian, and is now “consulting” with its NATO allies.

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