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A Q&A with Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Ünal

Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Ünal in conversation with Evan Solomon


 
Evan Solomon speaking with Turkish Ambassador to Canada Selcuk Unal in Ottawa November 25, 2015. (Photograph by Blair Gable)

Evan Solomon speaking with the Turkish Ambassador to Canada. (Photograph by Blair Gable)

Earlier this week, the Turkish airforce downed a Russian military jet—leaving one pilot dead.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a “stab in the back” and likened Turkey to terrorist accomplices. Turkey, a NATO ally, says it was defending its airspace beside the Syrian border.

Where does this go from here? Maclean’s sat down with the Turkish Ambassador to Canada, Selçuk Ünal, to discuss what happened and where this tense standoff is heading.

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