Turkey: What Price Will Ankara Pay for Downing Russian Fighter?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet briefly during the G20 summit in Antalya in mid-November. The downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish fighter jets has put the two countries into a political, military and economic standoff. (Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Service)

Three days after Turkey’s November 24 downing of a Russian fighter jet, Turkish leaders seem ready for Kremlin blowback. But analysts and officials in Ankara are less sure about how the incident will impact Turkey’s relations with its allies.
 

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Dorian Jones is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: What Price Will Ankara Pay for Downing Russian Fighter?

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