As reported by “RIA Novosti”, its correspondent Dmitry Vinogradov was denied entry to Turkey. As explained to the journalist, the guards at the Istanbul airport Sabiha Gokcen, his name included in the list of persons banned from entering the country. In this document, which was shown by Vinogradov, nor the reason he ended up in this list.
The Agency claims that the employees were extremely polite and provided him with hot meals. He was sent to a room for temporary detention. According to the Turkish guards, on the morning of Thursday Vinogradov will be sent to Moscow.
“I came today to cover the consequences of a terrorist attack. I was stopped at the border. Began to drive to the offices of the police, and then told me that I was denied entry to Turkey. No reason not explained,” — said Vinogradov . “I am the guards said nothing, they only became my passport punching, as all passing, and saw something about me in their bases”, — he shared his observations.
After that, he “told [the guards] that journalist. But they already knew that,” he added. Vinogradov said that “I do not know what is the reason”. He confirmed that the “repeatedly visited and covered the events in Syria, Turkey and Iraq.”
After the arrest of the correspondent cited the “passenger house” — “he called them on paper,” said Vinogradov. “The conditions and treatment of normal,” he said. There is a shower, toilet and bed. In the cell is “adult Syrian”, which came to see two daughters-refugee-year-old Turkmen who violated visa regime a few years ago and a citizen of Norway, “a Turkish Kurd by origin, told the reporter. They are fed — “bring food from McDonald’s”. Ago, his promise to “send tomorrow morning”, added the correspondent.
Vinogradov has repeatedly made materials from Syria, and was the author of a photo report from the Russian airbase Hamim.
The decision against the journalist of the Agency “RIA Novosti” was made on the background of the resumption of contacts between the presidents of the two countries. 29 Jun Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, then the Russian head of state announced the removal of administrative restrictions, including the issue of tourism.
Conversation leaders was initiated by Moscow after Putin received from Erdogan a letter of condolence in connection with death of the pilot of the su-24 shot down Turkish air force, announced yesterday a press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Thus in the message of the press service of the Kremlin pointed to the need of lifting the restrictive measures regarding the visit to Turkey by Russian tourists. “It is desirable that the Turkish government has taken additional steps to ensure the security of Russian citizens on the territory of Turkey,” — stated in the message.