The Kremlin does not comment on the reports of alleged planned new sanctions against Turkey

The Kremlin does not comment on the reports of alleged planned new sanctions against Turkey


MOSCOW, December 16. The Kremlin does not comment on media reports about the alleged planned new sanctions against Turkey.

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“To determine if any adjustments need to ask the government, because the framework Directive was given (by the President) the government, then it is engaged in the implementation and development of possible measures”, – told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

He did not answer the question whether in the Kremlin about the actions of the government in working out additional sanctions against Turkey.

Assumptions about the extension of sanctions

Earlier media reported that in addition to the construction and tourism sanctions against the Russian Federation Turkey can be extended to the hotel business, timber processing, training pilots, and government contracts in any industry.

According to sources, it is, in fact, about stop the import of works and services – ban on Russian legal entities to conclude contracts with the relevant Turkish partners. To monitor the application of sanctions can Rosfinmonitoring, with the participation of the Central Bank and the government will have the right to regulate the situation in manual mode, introducing those or other exceptions.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, 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.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

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.