Putin orders several sanctions against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree for
sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, days after a Russian
warplane was shot down in Turkey. Turkish Presdient
Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret over the warplane incident
earlier on Saturday, saying:
“We are truly saddened by this incident,” Erdogan
said. “We wish it hadn’t happened as such, but
unfortunately such a thing has happened. I hope
that something like this doesn’t occur again.”
However, Putin wasn’t moved by Erdogan’s regret, instead
he put an end to chartered flights from Russia to Turkey,
a ban on some goods and bars extensions of labor
contracts for Turks working in Russia,he didn’t specify
what goods are to be banned or give other details and a ban
on Russian tourist companies’ vacation packages that
include a stay in Turkey.
Russia and Turkey and orders the tightening of control over
Turkish air carriers in Russia “for security reasons.” The
decree was issued “to protect Russian citizens from
crimes,” a Kremlin statement said.
Putin calls what Turkey did as a stab in the back.
Meanwhile, addressing supporters in the western city of
Balikesir, Erdogan said neither country should allow the
incident to escalate and take a destructive form that would
lead to “saddening consequences.”
He renewed a call for a meeting with Putin on the sidelines
of a climate conference in Paris next week, saying it would
be an opportunity to overcome tensions.
vigorously defended Turkey’s action and criticized Russia
for its operations in Syria.
“If we allow our sovereign rights to be violated …
then the territory would no longer be our territory,”
On Saturday Turkey issued a travel warning urging its
nationals to delay non-urgent and unnecessary travel to
Russia, saying Turkish travelers were facing “problems” in
the country. It said Turks should delay travel plans until “the
situation becomes clear.”