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.
11:32 Putin hopes for better ties with U.S., anti-terror action11
10:56 Putin praises Russian unity, calls for better ties with United States11
16:54 A Subdued Putin Calls for ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Relations With the U.S12
13:12 Putin Wants to Work With Trump as Equals to Restore Relations12