Russia gives Turkey the Bird

Geopolitics “Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree prohibiting the import of food from Turkey and banning charter flights between the two countries. This is in response to Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane in Syria a week ago.”

Russia gives Turkey the Bird

Just in time for Christmas. Russia has outlined the economic sanctions that will be imposed on Turkey. Russia was Turkey’s third largest trading partner in the second quarter of this year. In addition Russian tourists make up over 10 percent of all visitors Turkey receives in any one year.

Russian government ratifies economic sanctions against Turkey

RT Business

The list of embargoed food products includes poultry, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oranges, grapes, apples, peaches and other fruit and vegetables.

With the ban on charter flights the Russian government said it will control scheduled flights between Russia and Turkey.

“To ban air charters between Russia and Turkey, expect for special flights for the return of tourists remaining in the country, as well as to take additional measures aimed at ensuring transport (aviation) safety when conducting regular flights with the Turkish republic,” said a government statement.

Russia has also cancelled visa-free travel for Turkish citizens starting January 1, 2016.

The Kremlin also said it would suspend the work of the joint Russian-Turkish Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

As was expected, the sanctions do not include freezing the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project or the planned construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power station in Turkey.

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