Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
Turkey officially informed Moscow about the introduction of a visa regime for journalists from February 15, 2016, the Russian foreign ministry said, TASS reported.
"The Turkish side has officially informed the Russian foreign ministry about the introduction of the so-called "journalist visa" for Russian journalists, intending to visit Turkey for their professional activity, as well as for a short period of less than six months from February 15, 2016," the statement said.
Earlier, the Turkish foreign ministry said that the introduction of visas for Russian journalists is a response to similar conditions for Turkish journalists, put forward by the Russian side.
Diplomatic relations between Russia and Turkey soured after a Russian SU-24 violating Turkish airspace was intercepted and shot down on Nov. 24, 2015 by Turkish F-16 fighters.