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Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 25, 2015. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on November 24, sending tensions spiraling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its "stab in the back" would have serious consequences. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 25, 2015. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on November 24, sending tensions spiraling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its “stab in the back” would have serious consequences. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions are still running high, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that it says strayed into its airspace and did not respond to warnings. Russia disputes both assertions.

The Russian captain who survived the downing of the plane says he was flying over Syrian territory, and also says Turkey did not issue any warnings. Both Turkey and Russia promised today not to go to war the incident, but there are still many questions about what the fallout might look like.

Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan gets the latest from Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, Washington bureau chief for Al Arabiya news channel.

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