New economic sanctions on Turkey by Russia as she also halts visa-free regime for Turks from Jan 1…

Putin signs document that introduces sharp economic sanctions on Turkey, which include banning Turkish employment in the country, according to a statement by the Kremlin press service.

Erdogan expresses ‘sadness’ over Russian jet shot down

Turkey’s president voices “sadness” over downing of Russian jet on Syria border, saying he wishes it hadn’t happened.


Turkey advises citizens against travel to Russia

Official advice to postpone all non-urgent travel is latest move in row over shooting down of Russian jet


Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to contact President Erdoğan because Ankara does not want to apologise for the downing of a Russian warplane, Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s aide, said on Nov. 27

Russia halts visa-free regime for Turks from Jan 1: Lavrov

Russia said on Nov. 27 it would suspend its visa-free regime for Turkish nationals from Jan. 1 as it retaliates against Ankara for the downing of a Russian warplane
President Erdoğan at an opening ceremony in Bayburt questioning what Russia has been doing in Syria said they haven’t shot down the plane on purpose and warns Russia to “not play with fire”

Russia ‘playing with fire’, warns Turkey, as Moscow imposes visa regime

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan steps up the war of words after Russia’s latest retaliatory measures in the wake of the downing of its fighter jet


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Three days after Turkey’s November 24 downing of a Russian fighter jet, Turkish leaders seem ready for Kremlin blowback. But analysts and officials in Ankara are less sure about how the incident will impact Turkey’s relations with its allies.


Turkish President Erdoğan has requested a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Putin, in Paris on Nov. 30, the Kremlin has said, although sources in Ankara stated no date has been set yet
A meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the global climate summit in Paris on Nov. 30 is possible, but not scheduled yet, according to Turkish presidential sources

Pro-War Media

“Us vs. them” dichotomy causes on media to be spoken in Turkey’s name in crisis periods, and sometimes even cause to be more “us” than society and government.

Putin’s Syrian Roulette

The downing of a Russian civilian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula and the terrorist massacre in Paris seemed to give Russia and the West something to agree upon: the Islamic State must go. But a closer look at Russia’s military operations in Syria suggests that the two sides’ objectives in the Middle East are still far from aligned.


Turkey ‘knew downed plane was Russian’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin rejects as “impossible” Turkey’s claims it did not know the fighter jet it shot down was Russian.

VIDEO: Russia spokesperson sets out Syria plan

Speaking to the BBC after the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish jet, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, set out the details of the country’s plan in Syria

Russia imposes sanctions on Turkey over downed plane

Russian prime minister says punitive steps could include halting joint economic projects, restricting financial transactions and changing customs duties

Russia has announced that it will impose import sanctions on Turkey and cancel major investment projects as the spat between the two countries over the downed Su-24 fighter jet continues.

Russia-Turkey tension: How Putin acts in a crisis

Furious at Turkey – but he doesn’t always lash out
Turkey’s top gov’t and military officials have said Ankara and Moscow should keep all diplomatic and military channels of communication open
Turkey is deliberately attempting to bring relations between Moscow and Ankara to a standstill, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Nov. 26

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announces on Tuesday that a visit to Turkey, which had been planned for Wednesday, has been cancelled following Russian-Turkish tensions over a downed Russian fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border. Lavrov also said that the foreign ministry recommends Russian citizens do not visit Turkey due to the threat of terrorism

Some Turkish officials have a ‘direct financial interest’ in the oil trade with the terrorist group Islamic State, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said as he detailed possible Russian retaliation to Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane in ..
24, Turkey went from threats to deeds. According to a leaked letter of the permanent mission of Turkey to the United Nations, revealed by WikiLeaks, the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkey had been violating its airspace for only 17 seconds.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had several nuanced reasons to allow Turkish pilots to open fire, analysts say, including his irritation with Russia over issues beyond Syria.
The plane’s downing shows any solution to the Syrian conflict needs the US and Russia to work together, closely overseeing their allies

Rescued Russian pilot claims no warning before jet downed

One of the Russian pilots of a fighter jet shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border told state media on Nov. 25 that there was no prior warning
The statement claiming Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov to meet Turkish Mnister of Foreign Affairs Çavuşoğlu has been strongly denied by Russia.
A Senior Turkish official told Reuters about the strike: “The data we have is very clear. There were two planes approaching our border, we warned them as they were getting too close…Our findings show clearly that Turkish air space was violated ..
The Nov. 24 downing of a Russian fighter jet that violated Turkey’s border with Syria by the Turkish military was planned, according to a senior figure from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Allies of Turkey urged for calm between Ankara and Moscow, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border on Nov. 24, citing airspace violations despite repeated warnings from the Turkish side
Russian nationals staying in Turkey may be facing serious danger, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, a day after Turkey downed a Russian Su-24 fighter jet on its border with Syria due to an alleged airspace violation

Vladimir Putin says the navigator of a Russian jet downed by Turkish F-16s over Syria on Tuesday is alive.

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