October 25, 2016

Did Turkey just say SORRY to Russia?

Russian president Vladimir Putin has passed sanctions against Turkey as tensions grew between the two nations reach boiling point.

The decree, published on the Kremlin website, also called for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that would include a stay in Turkey.

President Putin today called for a ban on Turkish goods, and demanded extensions of labour contracts for Turks working in Russia be forbidden – just days after Turkey downed a Russian warplane.

A final blow will see an end to visa-free travel between Russia and Turkey, as well as the tightening of control over Turkish air carriers in Russia “for security reasons”.

It did not specify which Turkish goods are to be outlawed from the country.

Related posts