Following the fallout between Turkey and Russia over the downed fighter jet, 39 Turkish businessmen were deported from Russia.
According to Yugopolis , the men had entered Russia on tourists visas when they should have obtained business visas.The businessmen say they didn’t know they had violated immigration laws but were arrested and deported by authorities anyway.
The Turkish military shot the Russian Su-24 warplane close to the Syrian border on Tuesday after they said it entered the country’s airspace.Both pilots ejected from the plane and one, Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, was rescued by Russian special forces after he landed in the forest in rebel-held territory but the other, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov was shot dead by rebels.
In the aftermath of the incident, Russia had accused Turkey of paying ISIS fighters in order to buy oil.But today, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the claims, calling them slanderous.
Speaking in Ankara he said: ‘
They claim Turkey is buying oil from Daesh’, using another name for ISIS.’Shame on you. Those who claim we buy oil from Daesh are obliged to prove it. If not, you are a slanderer.’
Meanwhile Russia stepped up its response in the fall out of the downing of their jet ,with Vladimir Putin saying Turkey has still not apologised for downing the jet or given assurances that the ‘culprits of the crime’ will be punished.