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    The tensions between Turkey and Russia look set to subside, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Friday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Russian-Turkish relations deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet in Syria on November 24. In the wake of the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic measures against Ankara.

    "The tensions between our countries will begin to decline. We hope to overcome this political crisis soon," Kurtulmus was quoted as saying by the Anadolu news agency.

    According to the deputy prime minister, the tensions between Russia and Turkey are not directly related to the Su-24 incident, and the disputes between the countries can be resolved.

    The anti-Ankara measures, which came into effect on January 1, include bans or restrictions on the activities of Turkish organizations in Russia, and curbs on Russian companies employing Turkish citizens, especially in the construction industry.

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