Kosachev: the Federation Council has frozen contacts with the Turkish Parliament

Kosachev: the Federation Council has frozen contacts with the Turkish Parliament

MOSCOW, December 18. /Corr. Sergey Izotov/. The Federation Council has frozen contacts with the Turkish Parliament after the incident with the downed Russian plane. About it on Friday has informed journalists the Chairman of Committee of the upper house of Parliament on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

“Our contacts with colleagues in the Turkish Parliament, which until now was intensive, now frozen,” said Kosachev.

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According to the parliamentarian, the Russian senators have approved this decision and do not see “any sense to them (contacts) to defrost as long as the Turkish parliamentarians rather thoughtlessly and categorically defend that position which was occupied by the Turkish President”. “In this case in such a dialogue makes no sense”, – he said.

The Senator confirmed that at the present time, the parliamentarians “no contact (with Turkish colleagues) no.”

Moreover, Kosachev said that doesn’t even know his new opponent, who headed the relevant Committee after the parliamentary elections in Turkey. “I “the old” know, but I am with him when he was trying to get at me, chat is gone,” – said the Senator.

Previously, the freezing of contacts with the Turkish Parliament at the senior level and announced in the state Duma. “In the foreseeable future the state Duma sees no possibility for contacts at Executive highest parliamentary level between the state Duma and Parliament of Turkey”, – said on 7 December, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.