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    Putin Orders Economic Sanctions Against Turkey After Downing of Plane
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and chief of his staff Sergei Ivanov, left, take part in a meeting in Nizhny Tagil in the Ural mountains, Russia, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

    The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the event and wished it hadn't occurred.

    The decree includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia. It doesn't specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that would include a stay in Turkey.