The government wants to withdraw from the Treaty with Turkey on legal assistance

The government wants to withdraw from the Treaty with Turkey on legal assistance


Under the agreement, which was signed in 1997, Russia and Turkey decided that the parties, in particular, will help each other when dealing with legal matters in civil and commercial matters, send documents, conduct of examination, questioning witnesses and stakeholders.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation will propose to President Vladimir Putin to inform Turkey about the termination of legal cooperation in civil, commercial and criminal matters, the corresponding decree was published on the Internet-portal of legal information.

“To approve provided by the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation… the proposal to send the Turkish side notice of the intention of the Russian Federation not to become a party to the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey on mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal matters, signed at Ankara December 15, 1997”, — the document says.

It States that the proposal will be presented to the President of Russia.

Under the agreement, which was signed in 1997, Russia and Turkey decided that the parties, in particular, will help each other when dealing with legal matters in civil and commercial matters, send documents, conduct of examination, questioning witnesses and stakeholders. Furthermore, Ankara and Moscow agreed then to recognize judgements of each other in civil cases, decisions in criminal cases in terms of damages and “duly approved by the arbitral award”.