Putin’s Big Fat Turkish Divorce

XU*3918770He called the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkey’s air force “a treacherous war crime.” He accused Ankara of colluding with Islamic State. And he said Moscow would do more in retaliation than just ban Turkish tomatoes.

Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation speech to a joint session of parliament this week amid rising tensions with Turkey, an erstwhile Russian ally turned bitter foe.

Call it Putin’s big fat Turkish divorce.