Turkish government on Russian sanctions: "We have plan B, plan C"

16:30, 25 December 2015
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The Turkish government has vowed to respond to the sanctions of the Russian Federation, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Lutfi Elvan said on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.

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"Let's see what they will come up with, what kind of sanctions they will impose. Of course, if they begin to stick to this approach, we have retaliatory steps. We have a plan B, and a plan C. They are all ready," he said.

The relations between Turkey and Russia deteriorated after the November 24, when the Turkish military shot down a Russian plane which had violated Turkey's airspace.

According to the Turkish military, before the Russian Su-24 was shot down, it was warned ten times of airspace violation.

Read alsoReuters Exclusive: NATO agrees Turkey air defense packageRussia has denied that the aircraft crossed the Turkish border, and claimed that it was flying over the territory of Syria.

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