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A Turkish boat (in the foreground) escorts the Russian naval destroyer Smetlivy, in the Bosphorus in Istanbul, in July 2012. Murad Sezer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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When Russia began its bombing campaign in Syria, Russian officials said it would be a short-term air operation. Since then, things have gotten messier. In his state of the nation speech Thursday, President Putin reminded Russians that it took nearly a decade to crush terrorists who staged attacks around Russia in the 1990s. He cast the fight in Syria in similar terms. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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With Few Signs Of Progress, Russia's Putin Warns Of Long Fight In Syria

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Russian Defence Ministry officials sit under a display showing the Turkish-Syrian border during a news conference Wednesday in Moscow. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill Tuesday, as seen from Turkey's Hatay province. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown during a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. Putin said Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane was "a stab in the back." Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Preeti Mistry's biriyani-stuffed pumpkin. Courtesy of Preeti Mistry hide caption

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So Long, Turkey: 3 Ways To Spice Up Thanksgiving Without The Bird

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The copper market in Trabzon's old city on the Black Sea still rings out with the sounds of coppersmiths hammering their wares. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Coppersmiths In Turkey Embrace Their Dying Art

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A Butterball turkey for sale in November 2014, in Centreville, Va. Terms like "premium" and "raised without hormones" tell you little about the quality of the turkey or how it was raised. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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