Russian Ambassador: commodity turnover of Russia and Turkey fell by almost a third

Russian Ambassador: commodity turnover of Russia and Turkey fell by almost a third

MOSCOW, February 9. The turnover between Russia and Turkey as a result of the crisis in relations between the two countries has been steadily declining. This was stated by Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”.

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“We monitor our turnover – it is very cool decreased. If in 2014 our turnover was around 30 billion dollars, last year it was reduced to 23 billion dollars. And continues his fall in January. I think it is not limited to, our trade with Turkey will be reduced in future”, – said the diplomat.

According to the Ministry of economic development of Russia, the trade turnover between Russia and Turkey in 2015 reached $18-19 billion, in 2016 it is expected to decline by $800 million This forecast was made first Deputy Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Likhachev.

The trade turnover between Turkey and Russia over the past few years has declined and without the impact of sanctions, says the Minister of customs and trade of Turkey Bulent Tufekci. “Even without the impact of the current crisis in 2015 declined to 38-40% compared to 2014 And now in the period after 24 November (when Turkey shot down a Russian su-24 aircraft – approx.Corr.), we register the same 38% decrease in turnover,” – said the Turkish Minister in an interview with Anatolian Agency.

The crisis in relations

The crisis in relations between Moscow and Ankara has arisen in connection with the incident on November 24 in the skies over Syria near the border with Turkey.

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Then the Russian bomber su-24M was shot down by a fighter jet of Turkish air force.

According to Ankara, the aircraft violated Turkish airspace. The defense Ministry stated that violations of the airspace of Turkey was not.

On 28 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey”, under which there was a ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain types of Turkish goods.

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