The Turkish foreign Minister spoke about the promise of Putin to lift the food embargo


Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will lift the embargo on Turkish products. On Wednesday broadcast of the Turkish Agency Anadolu said foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, reports Reuters.

Also, according to Cavusoglu, between Russia and Turkey signed an additional agreement on the gas pipeline project “Turkish stream” that will convince the parties that the work on the project continues.

In addition, the head of the Turkish foreign Ministry said that Ankara is building with Moscow “strong mechanism” that would help to find solutions to the crisis in Syria. According to Cavusoglu, to this end, for talks in Russia on Wednesday will leave for officials of the foreign Ministry, defense Ministry and intelligence services.

Yesterday in St. Petersburg took place the meeting of leaders of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan that marked the reconciliation of the parties after the crisis in relations that began in the fall of last year, when the Turkish air force shot down a Russian bomber.

A response to the actions of the Turkish military began an embargo on imports of a number of Turkish products, economic sanctions against Turkish companies, as well as a ban from the tour operators to sell trips to Turkey.

At the meeting with Erdogan, Putin said that “the best interests of our citizens and countries need to restore the level of our relations.” The Russian leader said that the restored relationship will be phased in the near future can resume Charter flights will begin negotiations on the abolition of the visa regime. A ban on the sale of tours to Turkey was made earlier.

The topic of lifting the embargo on Turkish products before touched the head of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev after a meeting of the presidents. He told reporters that the embargo may be lifted before the end of 2016.

In late July, Ulyukayev said that Russia is unlikely to cancel the embargo on the Turkish products to the meeting of Putin and Erdogan. The Minister noted that this issue will be resolved in bilateral, not unilateral” in connection with the fact that Russia also needs to resolve some questions on the access of its goods to Turkey.