The government lifting the ban on Charter flights to Turkey in the coming days


“Turkey’s regulatory decisions will be taken in the next few days, they are already preparing for the orders of the President” — quoted Dvorkovich, “Interfax”. According to Dvorkovich, the exact date of resumption of flights to Turkey would depend on the airlines. “It is now a question of the airlines when they will be able to deploy the relevant work, this is a question for him,” he added.

Earlier Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said after a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed the government to start negotiations on the resumption of cooperation with Turkey, including in the tourism sector. “Administrative restrictions we are shooting,” said Putin at a meeting with members of the government. Erdogan assured me that they will do all they can to ensure the safety of our citizens.”

Press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry Irina Tyurina, commenting on behalf of Putin, said that “the aircraft is” and “first flight can be delivered in a week, and run a full Charter program “within months”.

Food embargo against Turkey started to operate on 1 January. In Russia was forbidden in particular the supply of tomatoes, cucumbers, tangerines, apricots, grapes from this country. Prior to that it is Turkey accounted for 52.7% of imports of tomatoes, the country surely is in the top 3 for the supply of oranges (12,8%) and tangerines (to 15.0%).

Later, in March, the Rosselkhoznadzor on phytosanitary considerations, banned the import of Turkish peppers and pomegranates. They discussed the ban on the importation of eggplant from this country.

The ban on imports of goods and Charter flights were introduced after the Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian su-24. The Russian side said that the bomber has not violated the Turkish border and demanded that the Turkish authorities make an official apology. Brought they were this week in a personal message to Erdogan’s Putin.