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Russia Bans Goods, Travel, Chartered Planes To Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for sanctions Saturday against Turkey as relation between the two nations has been lately deteriorated following downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish fighter jet on November 20 alleging violation of airspace even after repeated warnings.

The sanctions include ban on goods and also forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turkish citizens working in Russia. The new sanctions to come into effect next year from January 1. It is also reported chartered flights between the two countries will be banned too and tourism companies in Russia to stop selling vacation packages to Turkey.

However, it is not yet clear what goods are to be banned. Earlier this week Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev asked the cabinet to develop a list of goods that could be sanctioned.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Tayyib Erdogan said he is saddened with the downing of Russian warplane and wished it would not have happened.