Putin signs sweeping economic sanctions against Turkey

November 28, 2015 10:03 PM

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Putin signs sweeping economic sanctions against Turkey

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law sweeping economic sanctions against Turkey as relations between the two countries plummet after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over the Syrian border this week.

Turkey said it shot the Russian Su-24 bomber, part of a deployment of Russian air power striking targets in Syria, because the plane briefly crossed into Turkish airspace, a charge that Russia denies.

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