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Newsline: Turkish embassy in Moscow says Russian authorities target Turkey’s citizens

Following downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on Nov. 24, Turkish citizens living in Russia have been the target of Russian authorities. The Turkish embassy in Moscow issued a call for Russian authorities to cease targeting Turkish citizens living in Russia. According to the statement issued by Turkish embassy, it has been receiving a number of calls from Turkish citizens in various parts of Russia complaining of harassment by Russian authorities. “After we acquired the necessary details about the incidents, we demanded an explanation from Russian authorities about the complaints and asked them to halt the pressure put on Turkish citizens,” read the statement. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry asked early on Saturday its citizens to delay non-urgent and non-significant trips to Russia amid strained relations between the two countries.



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