Official advice to postpone all non-urgent travel is latest move in row over shooting down of Russian jet.
Turkey’s foreign ministry has advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet shot down by Turkey.
The ministry said in a statement that, following difficulties faced by Turkish visitors and residents in Russia, it advised Turks to postpone all non-urgent travel.
It said Turks should delay travel plans until “the situation becomes clear”.
Turkey’s downing of the Russian military jet on Tuesday, the first time in half a century that a Nato member has shot down a Russian plane, has drawn a harsh response from Moscow.
Russia has restricted tourist travel, left Turkish trucks stranded at the border, confiscated large quantities of Turkish food imports and started preparing a raft of broader economic sanctions.
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