Putin says relations with Erdogan are ‘beyond repair’


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Speaking at his televised annual news conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the audience that he sees no chance of repairing relations with the Turkish government. The government in Moscow imposed economic sanctions on Turkey after the downing of a Russian bomber which triggered the most serious clash between Russia and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in decades. Turkey said it acted after the Russian jet entered its airspace and ignored repeated warnings, while Russia says the plane on a bombing mission in Syria never crossed the border.

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