Putin says Turkey is unsafe for Russian holiday-makers

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Russian holiday-makers against travelling to Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Russian holiday-makers against travelling to Turkey.PHOTO: EPA

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - There is effectively a civil war in the south of Turkey whose leadership is cooperating with radical groups instead of fighting them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (April 14), sending a warning to Russian holiday-makers.

Putin, in his annual televised phone-in, said there were no guarantees of safety for Russian visitors and that it was too early to talk about restarting flights to that country and Egypt.