Turkish authorities preparing retaliation to Russia’s sanctions


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
30th November, 2015


The deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Mehmet Simsek, headed a government meeting to discuss the consequences of the economic measures of Russia against Turkey, according to the Agency Bloomberg with reference to the representative of the government of the country.

The meeting was held with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of economy of Turkey. “It was about the consequences for the Turkish economy”, — stated the message to the Agency. Later, Mehmet will prepare the final briefing for the Prime Minister of the country Ahmet Davutoglu, where he will respond to Russia, said the source Agency.

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The presidential Decree on measures to ensure national safety and on special economic measures against Turkey was announced on Saturday, reported the press service of the Kremlin. In particular, the President ordered the imposition of a ban on Chartered air services using Turkish employers from the 1st January 2016 to hire workers, decided to prohibit or limit activities under the jurisdiction of the Turkish organizations in Russia and ordered the prohibition or restriction of the importation of certain Turkish products.

Russia’s relations with Turkey deteriorated after the incident with the Russian military aircraft, where the su-24  front-line bomber crashed in Syria. The Russian President announced that the plane was shot down by an ‘air-air’ missile from a Turkish F-16 fighter jet over Syrian territory, and fell in Syria four kilometres from the border with Turkey. The Russian President called it a “stab in the back” by the supporters of terrorists.

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