Davutoglu Faults Putin Sanctions as Turkey Seeks to Ease Tension

November 29, 2015 12:00 PM

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Davutoglu Faults Putin Sanctions as Turkey Seeks to Ease Tension

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu criticized Russian economic sanctions on Turkey after the downing of a Russian fighter jet over the Syrian border last week, saying his priority was to defuse the tension and prevent similar incidents.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday announced measures against Turkey including the suspension of visa-free travel, halting tours to Turkey and a ban on the hiring of Turkish nationals.

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