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Russians tell Turks: we're abandoning your beaches

Russians have been venting their anger on social media after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet on the border with Syria.

Surprisingly, much of the outrage revolves around the subject of holiday-making: Russians threaten to leave Turkey's beaches empty in revenge for the downed plane. One trending hashtag was "I'm not going to Turkey".

It comes after the government in Moscow urged Russians not to go to Turkey for security reasons, and major travel agencies have stopped selling tours to Turkey.

Turkey is a popular holiday destination for Russians, and if they stop going there, the country's tourism industry will take a hit.

Video journalist: Vitaliy Shevchenko

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  • 27 Nov 2015
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