Russia is withdrawing from the agreement with Turkey on legal assistance

Russia is withdrawing from the agreement with Turkey on legal assistance


MOSCOW, December 24. Russia withdraws from the Treaty with Turkey on mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal matters.

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In the RF government decree published on the official portal of legal information, approved by the Ministry of justice as the sentence “about the direction the Turkish party a notice of intention of the Russian Federation not to become a party to the Treaty on mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal matters signed in Ankara on 15 December 1997”.

This proposal agreed with the foreign Ministry, the Prosecutor General’s office and the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The Cabinet decided to submit to the President a proposal about the relevant notification.

The crisis in relations

Relations between Moscow and Ankara deteriorated after Turkish air force November 24, shot down in the skies over Syria, the Russian bomber su-24.

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According to Ankara, the aircraft violated the airspace of Turkey near the border with Syria. The defense Ministry said the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for bilateral relations.

November 28, Putin signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.”

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