Mr Erdogan warned Mr Putin about “playing with fire” in a speech in northeast Turkey, broadcast live on television.

He responded after Mr Putin dismissed as “rubbish” Turkey’s claim that it would not have shot down the jet if it had known it was Russian.

Mr Putin also said that America – an ally of Turkey on Syria – had known the flight path of the downed Russian jet.

“The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes’ flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time,” Mr Putin said.