Turkey has not agreed on a resolution on the Russian cargo transportation by road

Turkey has not agreed on a resolution on the Russian cargo transportation by road


MOSCOW, 1 February. Cargo transportation through the territory of Turkey by the Russian vehicles due to end on 31 January 2016 expiry Turkish permissions of 2015, according to the Association of international road carriers (ASMAP).

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“Until now, the Turkish side is not agreed the contingent of permits for 2016. Currently, the Ministry of transport of Russia takes steps to resolve the issue – the Turkish side repeatedly sent proposals for the exchange of permissions”, – stated in the message AIH.

According to the transport Minister Maxim Sokolov in December 2015, the number of issued permits for bilateral road transport from Turkey to Russia will be reduced by four times. According to him, this decision will affect the business of trucking. In this case, when the reduction of trade turnover between Russia and Turkey, which was also accounted for in the government decree, in a natural way and reduced the number of haulage.

Limiting the number of permits

Permits for road transport the Ministry of transport issues the road carriers Association, which then distributes them among the players, said Sokolov.

Earlier, the Russian government has placed a resolution, including, limited the number of permits for Turkish carriers on 2016 up to 2 thousand units and did not exclude the possibility of cancellation of already issued for the next year permits.

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.