The head of the Duma Committee spoke out against the ban on the purchase of real estate in Turkey

MOSCOW, December 10. The head of the Duma Committee on property Sergey Gavrilov spoke against the proposal to ban in the year of purchase and lease of real estate in Turkey by citizens of the Russian Federation. He said this to TASS, commenting on the publication in the newspaper “Izvestia” on the proposed law of the Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov.

“If such a bill is received, we will consider it,” said Gavrilov. “But I think that it is not necessary to artificially build an iron curtain from the inside, especially in the minds of people,” he said.

“We don’t recommend to stay and stay, say, areas close to the fighting, but to punish people for legitimately purchased property, I find it strange,” continued the head of the Committee.

In his opinion, we need to create incentives and opportunities that people built houses in Russia, and not prevent them from doing so abroad. “We need to develop program for construction-efficient, affordable housing that we almost got up to recover the Crimea”, – said Gavrilov. He reiterated that “one should not follow the path of such linear restrictions”.

The crisis in relations between Moscow and Ankara has arisen in connection with the incident on November 24 in the skies over Syria near the border with Turkey, where the Russian bomber su-24M was shot down by a fighter jet of Turkish air force. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.