Putin instructed to begin negotiations with Turkey on the resumption of cooperation

After a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin instructed the government to start negotiations on the resumption of cooperation in trade-economic sphere between the two countries. This is stated in the press service of the Kremlin.

After a conversation with Erdogan, Putin held a meeting with the Russian government, a fragment of which was shown on TV channel “Russia 24”. “I would like to inform you that after the letter of the President of Turkey to us decided to start the process of normalizing relations with Turkish partners. Today had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey,” Putin said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

“I ask the government to start the process of normalizing economic and trade relations with Turkey in General”, set the task of the President (quoted by TASS). “Dmitry Anatolyevich, ask You to prepare proposals on changes to the regulatory framework in this regard”, — he addressed to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He replied in the affirmative.

Separately, Putin drew attention to the theme of tourism and requested the government to remove administrative restrictions on travel to Turkey.

Telephone conversation Putin and Erdogan took place earlier on Wednesday. About it reported mass media with reference to sources close to the Turkish leader, who called them positive. The conversation took place at the initiative of Putin after receiving a letter from Erdogan, in which he expressed regret in connection with the death of the Russian pilot, whose plane in November last year, was shot down by Turkish air force.

Talking about the conversation with Erdogan, Putin also said that in the beginning of the conversation expressed his condolences to the President of the country and the Turkish people in connection with the attack at the airport in Istanbul, which occurred the day before.

In response to the downed su-24, Russia imposed last year sanctions against Turkey. To import into Russia was banned by the Turkish vegetables, fruits, poultry. Moscow imposed a ban on performance of Turkish companies certain types of works and services. In addition, the tour operators have banned the sale of tours to Turkey. Between the two countries ceased Charter operations.