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Turkey Provokes Russia by Downing Plane Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Turkey Provokes Russia by Downing Plane Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Country music star Tracy Lawrence with members of the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders stages his 10th annual "Missions: Possible" Turkey Fry, which took place Tuesday at Nashville's City Winery.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation economy meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Erdogan says his country does not wish to escalate tensions with Russia over the downing of its plane. Turkey said the Russian warplane was shot down on Tuesday after it ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria.(AP Photo/Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUT

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'Too busy for that' President Obama, at the Group of 20 summit in Turkey, dismisses criticism and says he will keep his counterterrorism strategy on course even after the Paris attacks.

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America's Relationship with Turkey Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the unintended effects of Turkey's laissez faire approach to IS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare Davutoglu arrive to offer carnations at the site of an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Authorities in Istanbul banned a protest rally and march by the same trade union and civic society groups who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack. (Hakan Goktepe/Prime Ministry Press Service via AP, Pool)

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Protesters flash the V-sign and chant slogans as they protest Saturday's bombing attacks, during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. The twin explosions Saturday ripped through a crowd of activists rallying for increased democracy and an end to violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces, killing at least 95, and injuring scores of others, in Turkey's deadliest attack in years. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Bodies of victims are covered with flags and banners as a police officer secure the area after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Two bomb explosions apparently targeting a peace rally in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday has killed many people a news agency and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Turkish soldiers prepare the coffins of fallen comrades, including Lt. Col. Ilker Celikcan, front, before a ceremony at the military airport in Van, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, two days after 16 soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a Kurdish rebel attack against troops in southeast Turkey on Sunday. The attack was the deadliest assault on Turkish troops since renewed fighting between the rebels and Turkey's security forces erupted in July, shattering a fragile peace process. (IHA Agency via AP)

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In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015, file photo, a missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, file)

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A U.S. Navy plane lands at the Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, on Wednesday. Turkey agreed to allow the U.S.-led coalition to launch airstrikes against Islamic State from the base but now Egypt is accusing Turkey of working with the Islamic State on the Sinai Peninsula, a bitter feud likely complicate the Obama administration's regional plans. (Associated Press)

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Three British schoolgirls were able to catch a flight to Turkey in February and cross the Syrian border to join the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

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About 1,000 Kurdish activists from Istanbul who arrived in response to a call for mass mobilization by the imprisoned leader of the PKK rebel group, Abdullah Ocalan, gather at the border near Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 25, 2014. (Associated Press)

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A police officer patrols as Turkish police raid homes in the Haci Bayram neighborhood of the capital Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Turkish army tanks hold positions near the border with Syria, in the outskirts of the village of Elbeyi, east of the town of Kilis, in southeaster Turkey, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Suspected Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from a region under IS control, inside Syrian territory Thursday, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others, an official said. Turkish troops retaliated to the attack and at least one IS militant was killed, amid a surge of violence in Turkey following a suicide bomb attack near Turkey's border with Syria which killed 32 people. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, in southern Turkey. Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use the key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said July 23, 2015, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)