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According to reports, Russia has fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat in the Aegean in to allegedly avoid a collision.

Turkey condemned the act and Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said “Russia and Turkey certainly have to re-establish the relations of trust that we have always had, but our patience has a limit.”

Tensions between the two countries have been running high after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey claims violated its airspace despite repeated warnings.

The downing of the aircraft resulted in one of the two pilots being killed by rebels on the ground.

Both nations have leveled accusations at the other in recent weeks. Russia claims that Turkey is supporting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in order to purchase oil from them.

Turkey claims that Russia is not fighting ISIS in Syria at all, but is rather targeting other anti-Assad groups in a move to help prop up the dictator, who is friendly with Russia.

Turkey is a member of NATO.

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Reagan enjoys all things political. After realizing that neither of the current mainstream political parties encompass his beliefs he awaits the emergence of a true small government party. Good scotch, good cigars, mechanical watches, and SEC football round out his interests.