Vladimir Putin has called Turkey an accomplice of terrorism. The Russian leader made an announcement on the Su-24 crash while meeting with the King of Jordan. 'This event is beyond the limits of an anti-terrorism struggle. Our military men struggle bravely fighting against terror and do not spare their lives. But this loss is due to a stab in the back,' Putin said. He claimed that, 'our aircraft was downed above the territory of Syria at an altitude of 6,000 meters, a kilometer away from the border of Turkey by the Turkish F-16 air-to-air missile'. Vladimir Putin stated that 'our aircraft posed no threat to the Turkish territory. It is evident. They carried out operation to combat the ISIL.' The Russian President expressed his gratitude to the Jordanian King for his condolences given the downed Su-24 aircraft.
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