Who Are the Turkmen Fighters in Control of Russia Jet Crash Site?

Is Warplane Shootdown Only a Turkey-Russia Issue?

A Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkish forces landed in Syrian territory controlled by ethnic Turkmen. While there has been no official confirmation of the pilots’ fate, a Turkmen commander told media that his forces shot dead both men as they parachuted to the ground. Here’s a brief overview of the Turkmen and their allegiances.

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