Putin: Russia does not want to break off relations with the people of Turkey and the leadership of this country “not forever”

Putin: Russia does not want to break off relations with the people of Turkey and the leadership of this country “not forever”

VLADIVOSTOK, December 20. Russia does not want to cease relations with the Turkish people and the leadership of this country sooner or later be replaced. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview to the film of Vladimir Soloveva “the world Order” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

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Author: TSYGANOV, Alexander

“I already told you in the message (the Federal Assembly), I want to repeat it here again: we believe the Turkish people friendly and people don’t want to have curtailed relations with the Turkish people,” he said, speaking about the consequences of a military strike by Turkish air force Russian su-24 that was shot down over Syria.

“As for current leadership (Turkey) – nothing is eternal under the moon,” he added.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.