Turkey: Flower export to Russia falters

Following the shooting down of a Russian F-16 fighter jet that had allegedly entered Turkish airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Turkish firms -- who are active in everything from construction to retailing -- could see their market share in Russia shrink. "The direct consequences could lead to our refusal to take part in a whole raft of important joint projects and Turkish companies losing their positions on the Russian market," Medvedev said in a statement.

A flower exporter, Tempo Tarım, in Antalya said it had withdrawn goods bound for Russia early on Wednesday. The Antalya firm said it will likely cancel a planned delivery to Russia of a truck of flowers scheduled for next week.

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