The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has promised to remove restrictions that prevent Russian employers to hire construction workers from Turkey. About the Russian leader said after talks with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“Today, we agreed with Mr. President that the ban will be lifted. This will happen in the near future”, — Putin said. He stressed that the issue is “purely technical character”.
The President also noted the importance of interaction of special services of the two countries to ensure safety when filtering entities, “which are undesirable in both areas”.
On Friday, March 10, the presidents of Russia and Turkey for the first time since December 2014 held a meeting of the bilateral cooperation Council. The talks were held in the Kremlin. In addition to the abolition of the ban on the recruitment of Turkish construction workers, the parties have also agreed to create a joint investment Fund to $1 billion.
Putin has imposed sanctions against Turkey in November 2015 after a Russian su-24 bomber who participated in a military operation in Syria, was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. The President then ordered to ban or restrict the import into Russia of certain types of Turkish goods, to prohibit Charter air transportation between the two countries, and also restricted the activities of organizations that operate in the country under the jurisdiction of Turkey.
Employers, according to Putin’s decree, it was forbidden to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. The restrictions came into force on 1 January 2016. Measures do not extend to Turkish nationals with whom the employment relationship was valid until 31 December 2015.
According to the FMS 5, 2015 in Russia there were 87 680 Turkish citizens. Turkey was second after China supplier of workers to Russia. Turks working in Turkish construction companies and their Russian “daughters”: Yamata, Renaissance Construction, Gemont, Esta Construction.