The CPS revealed an illegal scheme of sending tourists to Turkey

The CPS revealed an illegal scheme of sending tourists to Turkey


MOSCOW, January 20. Some firms tried to circumvent the ban on the sale of tours to Turkey, sending tourists to stay in this country through the neighbouring States of the Russian Federation.

About this informed the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

“We started very intensively to check the performance of the travel agencies from the ban on the sale of tours to Turkey in December and discovered some peculiarities in the rendering of this service. It was found that very inexpensive access to the capital of the neighbouring friendly States and fly from there to Turkey,” – said Popov.

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Such cases have been detected “a lot”, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor. However, to accurately estimate the number of violations is difficult because, for example, some travel agents can sell the product one tour operator. Firms-violators subject to administrative liability, imposed on them fines, added Popova. “It is impossible to promote the tour, which prohibited”, – said the head of Rospotrebnadzor.

The main sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation complained that the Russians buying these tours, do not want to take care of their health. “Because it’s a big risk, not just banned. There is always something explodes, and obviously, today is not over. When these risks will be minimized so that trips will be safe, then, of course, but not today,” she said.

In addition, additional risks when traveling to Turkey is “very unfortunate situation” for the flu in this country, said Popov.

A ban on the sale of tours

On 30 November the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the sale of tours to Turkey is stopped immediately, all charters are cancelled after the completion of the removal of the Russians.

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“Practically excluded activities for the sale of package tours for visits of the Turkish Republic. This activity stops immediately. We mean that the Charter flight must ensure that the departure of Russian citizens from the territory of Turkey, but in General, all Charter flights are prohibited,” – said Shuvalov.

November 24, Rosturizm recommended Russian tourists to refrain from traveling to Turkey because of terrorist threats. “The recommendation of the Russian foreign Ministry we received. The Minister of foreign Affairs said that the foreign Ministry does not recommend to visit Turkey, the threat of terrorism from Turkey, no less than from Egypt. The Federal Agency for tourism begins the work to implement these recommendations”, – said the Minister Oleg Safonov.

The deterioration of relations with Turkey

The reason for the sharp deterioration of relations with Ankara became ancient with Russian military aircraft. Su-24 of the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation was shot down by a missile “air-air”, released by Turkish fighter F-16 at the height of 6 thousand meters at a distance of one kilometer from the Turkish border.

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The crew managed to eject, but one of the pilot killed by the militants who opened fire on descending by parachute pilots. The second pilot managed to escape.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the actions of Turkey stab Russia, noting that the incident will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations.

“In any case, our pilots, our aircraft in no way threatened the Republic of Turkey. This is an obvious thing. They have conducted operations against ISIS (“Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant” – the former name is forbidden in Russia grouping “Islamic state)”, – Putin said.