Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree amending the list of firms that can hire Turkish workers. The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In particular, now, according to the decree, the majority of companies to which the restrictions did not apply, will be able to hire Turkish citizens only within certain limits — no more than were employed as of December 31, 2015.
While the list includes six banks is Credit Europe Bank, Işbank, Garanti Bank Moscow, yapı Kredi Bank Moscow, Prokommertsbank, Ziraat Bank.
In addition, the instrument approved an additional list of 14 companies to which the restrictions on the number of workers from Turkey do not apply. It touched such companies, in particular, as a “Renaissance construction”, “Maystroy”, “Gama”, “Renaissance Heavy industries”, “Lenstroydetal”.
Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian su-24 bomber near the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Ankara, the plane was shot down after violating Turkish airspace. Moscow claims the plane was shot down in the skies over Syria.
President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s actions a “stab in the back” and at the end of November imposed sanctions against Ankara. Then made it illegal for employers to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. In addition, was introduced a number of sanctions — a requirement that tour operators refrain from the sale of tours to Turkey, as well as a ban on the import of certain types of Turkish goods.