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Turkey not to cancel visa-free regime with Russia

Türkiye Materials 4 December 2015 19:40
Ankara does not intend to introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens, despite the aggravated relations between the two countries, the Turkish embassy in Russia said Dec. 4, RIA Novosti reported.
Turkey not to cancel visa-free regime with Russia

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4

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Ankara does not intend to introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens, despite the aggravated relations between the two countries, the Turkish embassy in Russia said Dec. 4, RIA Novosti reported.

"Turkey will not introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens as the Russian people are friendly," the diplomatic mission said.

Turkey-Russia relations deteriorated after the Turkish Air Force shot down the Russian Su-24 warplane Nov. 24.

After the incident, the Russian president signed a decree on the measures to ensure the national security and special economic measures in relation to Turkey. In particular, according to the document, Russia suspends a visa-free regime with Turkey and cancels charter flights from January 1, 2016.

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