Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since Turkey shot down a Russian jet in November. The tensions are also being felt by Turkish students in Russia, who are facing rising hostility. They're even being forced out of the country.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Facing further decline in German visitors due to political tensions, Turkey's tourism industry has already begun courting Middle Eastern and Balkan markets. Diego Cupolo reports from Antalya, Turkey.
Russian military planes have been flying too close for comfort in Baltic and Nordic airspace. Experts warn that the tension in the skies could lead to dangerous accidents or kick off an "escalation spiral."
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting for the second time in as many months. They may have eased tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet, but their relationship has still not fully recovered.
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