Putin signed a decree on application of special economic measures in relation to Turkey

Putin signed a decree on application of special economic measures in relation to Turkey


MOSCOW, November 28. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about application of special economic measures against Turkey. According to the press service of the Kremlin.

By his decree the President has imposed a ban or restriction on the importation into Russia of certain goods from Turkey according to the list determined by the government of the Russian Federation.

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On the territory of the Russian Federation temporarily introduced a “ban or restriction on foreign economic operations involving the import to the territory of the Russian Federation separate kinds of the goods, the country of origin which is the Republic of Turkey, on a list established by the Government of the Russian Federation (except goods imported for personal use to the extent permitted by law of the Eurasian economic Union),” according to the decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and protecting Russian citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.”

Background

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“In order to protect national security and national interests of the Russian Federation, protection of Russian citizens from criminal and other illegal actions” by the decree also provides for a prohibition or restriction for the organizations under the jurisdiction of Turkey, the performance of certain types of work in the territory of the Russian Federation according to the list determined by the Russian government, stated in the decree, the text of which was received by V.

The Russian government is assigned to determine the respective lists of goods, works (services).

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The Ordinance also prohibits employers, customers of works (services) are not included in the list established by the government of the Russian Federation, on “engaging with January 1, 2016 for the implementation of the employment of workers from among Turkish citizens who are not employed, and (or) civil-legal relations with those employers, customers of works (services) as at 31 December 2015”.

The government was instructed to determine the list of such employers, customers of works (services), as well as “to determine the list of contracts with organizations under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Turkey, for the supply of goods (works, services) in respect of which the special economic measures provided for in this decree shall not apply”.

The suspension of visa-free regime

In the decree signed by Vladimir Putin decided to suspend as from 1 January 2016 the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime.

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“To suspend from 1 January 2016 in accordance with the Federal law of 15 July 1995 101-FZ “On international treaties of the Russian Federation” and paragraph 1 of article 10 of the Agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Turkey on terms of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Turkish Republic from may 12, 2010 the term of that Agreement in respect of journeys undertaken by citizens of the Turkish Republic, who are the holders of ordinary passport, except citizens of the Turkish Republic with a temporary residence permit or a residence permit on the territory of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Turkish Republic, sent to work in diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Turkey, located on the territory of the Russian Federation, has a valid, official and special passports, and members of their families”, – the document says.

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“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the established procedure to send to the Republic of Turkey notice of partial suspension of the Agreement mentioned in paragraph 2 of this Decree”, – the document says.

“That tour operators and travel agents should refrain from the sale to citizens of the Russian Federation of the tourist product involving the visit to the territory of the Turkish Republic,” is also contained in the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

The government also instructed “to take measures providing for the ban on Charter air transportation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey”.

Transport safety

By the decree of the President of Russia instructed the government of Russia to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish truckers, port control and ensure transport security of the seaports in the Azov-black sea basin.

The government of the Russian Federation, in particular, is entrusted to take measures for “the strengthening of control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of the Russian Federation to ensure security; strengthening port controls and monitoring to ensure transport security of the water areas of Russian sea ports in the Azov-black sea basin, including the prevention of illegal stay and movement of sea and other vessels in water areas of Russian sea ports,” according to the document.

As previously reported, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on Saturday to report on the preparation of retaliatory measures against Turkey. At the government meeting on 26 November, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will impose restrictions against Turkey and will freeze a number of joint projects in response to the attack on the Russian plane su-24.

The attack on su-24M

On Tuesday, the fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria. The defense Ministry claims that the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” The crew of su-24M managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot rescued and taken to base. In search of the pilots was attended by two helicopters Mi-8. One of the cars came under fire and made an emergency landing. One marine soldier was killed. The others aboard the helicopter were evacuated.

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