Tensions rise between Russia and Turkey

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ More than two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama and world leaders have a new international conflict that requires immediate attention. On Nov. 24, Turkish military officials shot down a Russian fighter jet flying in Syrian airspace after supposedly sending off a warning to the aircraft. In a show of strength, Turkish officials immediately defended the downing of the Russian jet, arguing that Russia violated airspace and threatened national security. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists Turkey has a darker motive for downing the military jet. During the Paris conferences … Continue reading Tensions rise between Russia and Turkey