Putin lifts restrictions for Russian tourists to visit Turkey – PravdaReport
The Kremlin confirmed the message from the press service of Turkish President Recep Erdogan that the Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to hold a personal meeting and added that Russia plans to lift restrictions for Russian tourists to visit Turkey. The agreement on the subject has been reached, TASS reports.
Putin stated that he instructed the Cabinet to begin negotiations with Turkey to restore the bilateral cooperation in trade and economic spheres.
Strangely enough, the agreement to restore tourist relations with Turkey has been reached the day after the triple terrorist attack at the airport of Istanbul, when over 41 people were killed.
The Turkish government will have to take additional measures to ensure the safety of Russian tourists on the territory of Turkey.
The previously announced telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan lasted for 45 minutes.
Putin and Erdogan agree to meet personally after 45-minute phone talks
The previously announced telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan lasted for 45 minutes. Media sources have characterized the Moscow-initiated talks as “productive” and “positive.”
On Wednesday afternoon in the Kremlin told that Putin and Erdogan would conduct telephone conversations. Press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, reported that the conversation will be held at Moscow’s initiative. Putin decided to call Turkish President Erdogan after receiving the letter, in which the Turkish leader expressed regret over the death of the Russian pilot, whose plane was shot down by Turkey.
During the phone conversation, Putin and Erdogan agreed to hold a personal meeting. During the conversation, Putin condemned the attacks that occurred on Tuesday at the airport in Istanbul.
It was also said that the two presidents stressed out their commitment to the common fight against terrorism” and agreed to meet “face to face.”
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“I believe that precisely interaction in this sphere will help clear the road of cooperation in other spheres from debris,” the senator said.
“In the conflict with Turkey, Russia behaved as a great power in the true sense of this word – it didn’t get hysterical, didn’t engage in saber-rattling and didn’t force the events,” Klintsevich said.
In the senator’s opinion, it was absolutely right for Russia “to decide against driving Turkey into the corner to leave it room for a maneuver.”
“As a result, the sides didn’t cross the no-return point in their relations, although, truth be told, they were close to this in some periods,” the Russian senator said.