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Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing

Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey over the downing of one of its jets on the Turkey-Syria border.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the measures would be drafted within days, and could hit joint investment plans.
Also on Thursday, Russia's military suspended all communication channels with the Turkish military, including a 'hot line' to help avoid air accidents.

Turkey says the plane violated its airspace - charges Russia denies.
Tensions between Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in the Syrian civil war, have risen sharply over the incident. The US, the EU and the UN have appealed for calm.
President Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Moscow on Thursday, pledged Russia's support for a grand coalition in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group, which claimed the attacks in Paris earlier this month.

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