Russians should avoid travel to Turkey, FM says after Su-24 incident
Just hours after the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish air force on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Russian citizens not to visit Turkey for tourism or any other purpose for the time being. He added that he was cancelling his scheduled trip to Istanbul for a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
The stopping of Russian tourist visits to Turkey would be a major blow to the Turkish economy, as millions of Russians visit the country each year.
Ankara says that the Su-24 jet violated its airspace, while Moscow claims it was shot down in Syrian territory.