While on an official visit to Paris for a climate change conference, U.S. President Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against intervening in Syria.
“I think Mr. Putin understands that… with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he’s looking for,” Obama said.
While U.S. troops are currently involved in the Syrian crisis, the Russian President recently announced he was sending 150,000 troops to the war-torn nation in order to combat ISIS and Syrian rebels.
Meanwhile, following on the Turkish military downing a Russian fighter jet that had crossed over into its air space, the Turkish navy implemented a blockade of the Dardanelles and the Strait of Bosporus.
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