Vladimir Putin refuses to speak to Turkish president over Ankara’s lack of apology

Russia suspended visa free travel with Turkey and warned that it may restrict civilian passenger flights between the two countries on Friday, as the confrontation between the two countries deepened.

In the most drastic step so far, the Kremlin revealed that Vladimir Putin has twice refused to take calls from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, until he apologises for a Turkish warplane shot down a Russian military jet on Tuesday.

  • Martin B

    I hope Vlad has turkey for Christmas this year…

  • El Martyachi
  • Norman_In_New_York

    I hope Vlad arranges the secession of Kurdish regions from Turkey.

    • Ho Hum

      I hope he sends Buk anti-aircraft missile systems to the Kurds so they can blow Turkish jets out of the sky

      • African

        Excellent idea! He should exactly do that.

    • African

      That would be the best move and Putin is smart and he knows this. Putin should arm the PKK and the Syrian Kurds providing them sams and heavy weaponry and support. He should make sure Turkey becomes a failed state.

    • John

      It wouldn’t be all that difficult to do, would it?

  • Come on guys, just kiss and make up. Let’s have a little huggy time. Maybe Canada can send in the renowned International Statesman Justin Trudeau to mediate here. He’ll get these guys back on track to deal with the real issue: fixing the weather. Everyone knows that Mother Nature and God are to blame for the world’s woes. Humankind must join to together to fight that awful Global conspiracy perpetrated by Nature and God.

  • Jay Currie

    You might almost think Putin knows Turkey is supporting ISIS.

    • Raymond Cameron

      He also knows obama is supporting it.

    • African

      Turkey+Qatar+Saudi Arabia+USA=ISIS

  • anotherjoeblogs

    That’s my Vlad,man.

  • edlancey

    Turks are juvenile arseholes. Erdogan will pretend to apologise, or cough, or cross his fingers.

    And if he is forced to apologise he wont’t mean it. Russia should turn off their gas and stop the millions of Russians going there on holiday.

  • Ear Putin, please bomb Erdogan’s new billion dollar palace in Ankara (or wherever it is) out of existence – that should teach him some humility.

  • ntt1

    This seems to arise from Erdogan’s son being involved in importing isis oil into turkey. Putin’s crew blew the shit out of a convoy headed to the Turkish border and erdogan potted one of their planes as a juvenile attempt at tit for tat. Erdogen is now going to start losing and losing badly.