Turkey vs. Russia: Not Turkey or Erdoğan Family but Turkish expats in Russia might be the real sufferers…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Russian President Vladimir Putin used to call him “brave and bold,” before the two countries’ relations soured over Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border on Nov. 24

MOSCOW — Turkish nationals in Russia have been grimly exchanging horror stories ever since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border on November 24, an incident that has spurred a furious Russian response.

While Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Çavuşoğlu meeting with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov has said problems between the two countries haven’t been overcome, Lavrov stated he hasn’t heard anything new
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed Moscow as “immoral” for accusing his family of being involved in illicit oil trade with ISIL, again challenging his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to resign if he cannot prove the claims
President Erdoğan in response to a question as to possible impact of Turkey-Russia relation on natural gas import has said, “As you know, we didn’t have natural gas before. This nation is used to suffering”
Russia and Turkey Hurl Insults as Feud Deepens

President Vladimir V. Putin has warned of further reprisals over the shooting down of a Russian warplane, while Turkey denounced “Soviet-style propaganda.”
Turks in Russia hit by Putin’s ‘serious consequences’ after downing of warplane

Tens of thousands of Turks fear their lives have irrevocably changed amid diplomatic war between Russian and Turkish leaders

Vildan Seçkiner was looking forward to seeing the sights of St Petersburg during her first trip to Russia. Instead, the 32-year-old was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for 16 hours, threatened, and deported. Her crime: holding Turkish citizenship.

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The first night I was brought to Silivri Prison near Istanbul together with my colleague Erdem Gül, they asked us what charges we were in on at the first registration desk: “Terror or ordinary?”
First of all, I’m angry because the EU has shamelessly reached to its wallet for cash in order to halt the flow of poor refugees into its land

Nato has annouced plans to strengthen Turkey’s air defences on the country’s border with Syria. Since the downing of a Russian fighter jet the alliance with Moscow against the IS militants has collapsed, some commentators complain. Other urge the West not to allow Ankara to exploit the situation for its own purposes.

Turkish officials have said they are not overly worried about Russian trade sanctions against Turkish goods, adding they are in search of alternative markets as the loss of the Russian market is not in intolerable amounts
Dr. Doğuş Şimşek from Koç University interpreting the agreement between EU and Turkey has stated that policies contradicting international law will be pursued with enhancing border control and putting readmission agreement into effect.
Turkish PM Davutoğlu accused Moscow of running a “Soviet propaganda machine” with lies straight out of the Pravda newspaper after Russian officials claimed Ankara traded oil with ISIL in Syria

Vladimir Putin uses his annual address to Russia’s political elite to warn Turkey’s leaders that Moscow would never forget last week’s downing of a Russian fighter jet. The president said he was still bemused by the Turkish decision to shoot down the Su-24, and received applause for saying: “Perhaps only Allah knows why they did this.”


Turkey may have fired the first shot on a Russian military plane last week, but Russia has made it clear it’s prepared to use everything in its arsenal against its new enemy No. 1.

Turkey: Russia’s IS oil claims ‘slander’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russian allegations he is directly involved in the illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants are “slander”.
Putin: Turkey ‘will regret’ Syria act

Russia’s President Putin castigates Turkey’s leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.

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