Tensions continue to escalate between Turkey and Russia, after Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane over what it claims to be Turkish airspace. At a press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, President Obama suggested that Russia might want to choose its targets more carefully, but encouraged calm and cooperation between the two countries in a region that seems unable to escape the grip of war. But is a military confrontation possible? And will the U.S. or one of the 11 other forces currently involved in Syria get involved? For answers, we speak to sources close to both sides. Andrew Roth is Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post, and Frederike Geerdink is a journalist based in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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