Erdogan effigy burned in Simferopol


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
27th November, 2015

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Outside the building of the Council of Ministers of Crimea in Central Simferopol a group of people burned an effigy, whose head was glued to the photo of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports Crimea. As a reminder, on the border with Syria, a Turkish F-16 shot down a Russian su-24 bomber. Since this took place, the tensions in relations between Turkey and Russia has escalated. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, called the actions of the Turkish air force a “stab in the back from supporters of terrorists”. Ever since then, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged Russian citizens to refrain from traveling to Turkey. In response, the largest tour operators of Russia has suspended the sale of permits to the destination of Turkey.

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