Russia to lift tourism restrictions on Turkey

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Baku, June 29, AZERTAC

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday he had given instructions to the government to start talks with Turkey on the resumption of trade and economic cooperation, according to TASS.

"The Russian leader said he had instructed the government to enter into negotiations with the relevant Turkish authorities to restore mutually advantageous bilateral cooperation in the trade and economic and other spheres," the Kremlin press office said in a statement.

The Kremlin added Putin, Erdogan agree to lift restrictions on visits to Turkey by Russian tourists.

"It was noted that lifting of restrictive measures regarding visits of Russian tourists to Turkey was meant. It is desirable in such case the government of Turkey undertakes further steps aimed at supporting security of Russian citizens in Turkey," the press service said.

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