Nov 27, 2015

Russia has scrapped visa-free travel with Turkey

Russia reportedly has suspended visa-free travel policy with Turkey due to the ongoing tensions over the downing of the Russian fighter Jet.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that it is Russia to blame for the intrusion into its airspace.

Russsia's Foreign minister Mr Lavrov did not travel to Turkey on a scheduled visit after the incident. And now Russia has taken a series of steps to underscore its disappointment over the issue.

Already the tensions seem to be high in the region after the Paris attacks. Where Russia seem to have escalated attacks against the Syrian opposition who are allied against the President Assad's regime.

Western position looks to be same, even yesterday President Hollande insisted that Assad has no role in Syria's future, but Russia's President is seen strongly backing Mr Assad, saying his future lies in the hands of Syrian people.

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