More than 40 Russian universities have unilaterally suspended or terminated cooperation with Turkish educational institutions, spokespeople for the Russian Ministry for Education said.
"For the time being, the majority of 44 Russian universities that cooperate with Turkish educational institutions have already notified their Turkish partners about the termination or suspension of cooperation agreements," the press service of the ministry said in a statement.
The Russian-Turkish relations seriously worsened after the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian warplane over Syria on November 24. One of the pilots was killed with gunfire from the ground, while the second one survived and was rescued during a special operation, in which a Russian marine was killed.
The Turkish authorities claimed that the Russian jet violated turkish airspace and refused to even apologize for the incident.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Su-24 was flying only above the Syrian territory and did not violate Turkey's airspace.
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