Putin lifts restrictions on sale of tours to Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree June 30 lifting Russia’s restrictions against Turkey, Sputnik International reported citing Kremlin.

Putin also instructed the Russian government to take steps aimed at lifting the ban on charter flights between the two countries.

He cancelled restrictions on the sale of tours to Turkey.

The decree comes into effect from the day of the official publication, the Kremlin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation June 29.

Putin informed his country’s Cabinet of Ministers that after receiving a letter from Erdogan June 27, it was decided to start the process of normalization of relations with Ankara.

Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Putin June 27 over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.

Erdogan said Turkey “shares the pain of the downed Su-24 pilot’s death with his family” and “sees it as Turkey’s pain”.

The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 bomber incident. Following the incident, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on taking measures for ensuring the country’s national security and special economic measures against Turkey.

Source: Trend