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    Russian Su-24 Jet Downed Over Syria (276)

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called on Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to assist in normalization of relations between Ankara and Moscow, Nikolic's press service said in a statement on Tuesday.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Moscow's relations with Ankara deteriorated after a Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed on November 24 by a missile fired from a Turkish F-16 fighter over Syria in response to an alleged violation of Turkish airspace. Russia introduced a set of restrictive measures against Turkey in response to the downing of the aircraft, which it said never crossed into Turkish airspace.

    "He [Davutoglu] has called on Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to assist in a dispute with Russia and expressed him Turkey's intention to have normal relations with this country, and the president gladly agreed," the statement reads.

    Davutoglu arrived in Serbia on Monday for a two-day visit. He told Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic that Turkey was not afraid of sanctions, but both Ankara and Moscow would suffer losses if restrictions continue.

    Russian Su-24 Jet Downed Over Syria (276)


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