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    Moscow's Anti-Ankara Measures Have Negative Impact on Turkey-Germany Ties

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    Russia imposed limits against Turkey have negatively influenced on Ankara’s economic cooperation with Berlin, the president of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK) said Friday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) – The restrictive measures Russia imposed against Turkey have had a negative influence on Ankara’s economic cooperation with Berlin, the president of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK) said Friday.

    "These sanctions are affecting the German partners negatively, including those working in the logistics and automotive sectors. This is a burden on our relationship," Rainer Seele told reporters.

    Relations between Moscow and Ankara deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft over Syria by a Turkish jet on November 24.

    According to Ankara, the missile was shot in response to a violation of Turkish airspace. The Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command have both said that the Su-24 never crossed into Turkish airspace.

    In December, Russia introduced a set of economic measures against Turkey in response to the incident.


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