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Turkey and Russia’s tomato crisis explained

Nearly two years after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet, relations between Ankara and Moscow are largely restored.

The two countries last month signed an arms deal, but tomatoes are still a thorny issue.

Turkish and Russian delegations will meet in Turkey’s coastal city of Izmir on Friday to discuss trade and economic relations.

The humble tomato is also expected to be on the table — and it’s playing an outsized role in the talks.

Taum 3cThe two countries — sometimes friends, sometimes frenemies — managed to sign an arms deal last month, but had failed to solve the…

How did the tomato crisis break out?

Relations between the nations were strained since November 2015, when…

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