Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

May 30, 2016 12:27 PM

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Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

ANKARA, Turkey – A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties.

Russian-Turkish ties have soured in November after a Turkish jet shot down a Russian warplane after it violated its airspace near the Syrian border. Russia halted package tours to Turkey and banned most agricultural imports from Turkey in retaliation.

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