Bilateral trade is becoming an early casualty of Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane at the Syrian border. The Kremlin has announced tougher checks on Turkish goods. And vacationers are being cautioned against traveling to Turkey.
Russian mercenaries reportedly died in a US attack in Syria, marking the biggest confrontation of the two former Cold War opponents in decades. The incident is explosive in every respect, but what really occurred?
Ankara has inked a defense deal with Moscow that could further stretch ties with its NATO allies. How will they react? And could the deal still be reversed? Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
Turkey's incursion into Afrin has raised questions about the prospects for peace in Syria. Kristian Brakel of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Istanbul talks to DW about the conflict, and the role Russia plays.
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.
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