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.
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.