Turkish Army Bans Staff From Taking Holidays In Russia

KKLJLLLThe Turkish army has banned personnel from taking holidays in Russia as Ankara remains embroiled in a bitter dispute over the shooting down of a Russian warplane.

The prohibition, which applies to both personnel and military academy students, was described as a “precautionary measure after the Russian warplane, which violated (Turkey’s) borders, was downed in accordance with the rules of engagement.

Russia and Turkey have been plunged in their worst crisis since the Cold War over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane on the border with Syria on November 24.