Vladimir Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border.

Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey

The decree said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced.

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