Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS
US President Barack Obama has urged Turkey and Russia to reduce tensions, a week after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane. After talks with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris, Mr Obama reaffirmed US support for Turkey’s right to defend itself and its airspace. But, he stressed that Russia and Turkey should de-escalate their dispute.US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter later said Turkey had to do more to combat Islamic State militants, saying it had not effectively controlled its borders to stop the movement of IS fighters. Speaking in Washington, he urged Turkey to increase its resistance to the group both in the air and on the ground.