Russia's Putin says Islamic State oil going through Turkey

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Posted: Nov 30, 2015 2:01 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia had received more information showing that Islamic State oil was going via Turkey and that Turkey's downing of a Russian plane was dictated by a desire to defend those oil supplies.

Putin said at a global climate conference in Paris that the downing of the plane was a "huge mistake" and that he had not met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at a summit in Paris on Monday.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Hugh Lawson)