TURKEY BACKS AWAY FROM BEAR
Temecula, CA – The smell of turkey is on everyone breath today except perhaps the Russians, who probably have vodka breath from toasting the 'bear' they have for a president.
Turkish F-16 jets on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane which Ankara said had breached its air space. Russia on Thursday vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy.
Turkey, a member of a US-led coalition fighting IS, has halted air raids against the group in Syria in order to avoid any further crises, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.
"Both sides agreed to act cautiously until they re-establish dialogue channels to reduce tensions," the paper said, citing security sources.
The downing of the plane sparked a grave crisis in relations between the two countries, with Russian President Vladimir Putin calling it a "stab in the back" and demanding an apology from Turkish leadership.
Here's what Vlad the big baller had to say about today's world situation.