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Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian plane? Inside Story

Watch Online Inside Story Aljazeerah News Show Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian plane? Military analysts and observers have long warned of the dangers of Syria's "internationalised" conflict, where a range of world powers are carrying out military action for different ends.On Tuesday, those fears where vindicated when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet, ostensibly because it had crossed into Turkish airspace.Turkey has warned Russia before about border incursions, and says it warned the plane ten times before shooting it down.Russia says its jet never crossed into Turkish airspace, and that it was attacked one kilometre inside Syria.But the competing versions do little to explain the wider struggle for power and influence in Syria.Russia has been bombing Syrian rebel groups, some of whom are supported by Turkey, since it began its air campaign on September 30.Of most concern to Turkey is Russia's targeting of Syrian Turkmen. They are ethnic Turks who are concentrated in an area north of Latakia.The Turkmen were among the first groups to take up arms against President Bashar al-Assad. Now they find themselves on the receiving end of Russian air strikes.Is Turkey sending Russia a warning about its actions in Syria? And how will this incident affect ongoing efforts to reach a political solution in the country?Presenter: Hazem SikaGuests:Vladimir Sotnikov - Strategic analyst at the Institute of Oriental Studies in the Russian Academy for Special Sciences Soner Cagaptay - Director of Turkish research programme at the Washington InstituteKurt Volker - Former US ambassador to NATO and executive director of McCain Institute for International Leadership If Program is not complete and / or The Video is Not Loaded , Please Refresh The Page for More Parts and to Load The video Properly. Thanks for your Patience

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