Russia To End Visa-Free Travel With Turkey After Warplane Downed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures while speaking to Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, back to a camera, during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow has decided to suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Lavrov said Friday Turkey has been reluctant to share information with Moscow about it citizens accused of involvement in terrorist activities.

The move comes amid a bitter spat between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on Tuesday.

Lavrov said the visa-free travel will be suspended starting from Jan. 1.

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