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Putin Says Turkey Might ‘Lick Americans In A Certain Place’

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in full conspiracy mode Thursday when asked about Russia’s conflict with Turkey during his annual news conference.

Putin speculated on the possibility of Turkey and the U.S. reaching an agreement to down a Russian aircraft Nov. 25 when it entered Turkish airspace and then let Turkey invade and occupy Iraq while America look the other way.

“If someone in the Turkish leadership has decided to lick the Americans in a certain place, I’m not sure if they did the right thing,” Putin said. “I do not know if the U.S. needed this. I can imagine that certain agreements were reached at some level that they would down a Russian plane, while the U.S. closes its eyes to Turkish troops entering Iraq, and occupying it.”

Putin went on to dare Turkey to do it again, drawing applause from the crowd. (RELATED: Turkey Warns Russia: ‘Our Patience Has A Limit)

“We believe that the actions of the Turkish authorities are not an unfriendly, but a hostile act,” Putin said. “They shot down a warplane and our people were killed.”

Putin also said he backs FIFA President Sepp Blatter for the Nobel Peace Prize and Donald Trump for president.

He’s a very lively man, talented without doubt,” Putin said of Trump.

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