Turkey’s Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan walks with his Russian counterpart Putin prior to their meeting at the Group of 20 (G20) leaders summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey - REUTERS
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ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Russia not to “play with fire” in a dispute over the downing of a Russian warplane this week, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow.

Relations between the former Cold War antagonists have a hit a recent nadir after Turkey shot down the jet near the Syrian border. Erdogan made the comments in a speech in northeast Turkey broadcast live on television.

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