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SOCHI, November 24. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday he cancels his visit to Turkey planned for November 25.
"A decision was made to cancel the meeting between the Russian and Turkish foreign ministers scheduled for tomorrow," Lavrov told reporters.
Lavrov was expected to take part in the fifth session of the Russian-Turkish joint group for strategy planning in Istanbul on November 25.
The Su-24 frontline bomber of the Russian aviation group in Syria crashed in the Syrian territory on Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was downed by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 fighter.
Putin called the incident a "stab in the back" of Russia delivered by "terrorism accomplices."