“After the insidious act by Turkey with the Russian bomber [downed by the Turkish Air Force over Syria], it is premature to speak about any likely development. We have made the decision to halt the realization of around 30 Turkish investment projects,” Ruslan Balbek said.
On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 Flanker bomber was shot down over Syrian territory. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was downed in Syria by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet, and fell 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border. Putin described the Turkish attack as a "stab in the back" carried out by "accomplices of terrorists."