Russia Bans Turkish Firms From Construction & Tourism Industries


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

30th December, 2015

The government has published a list of companies who, from 1 January 2016, will not be permitted to engage Turkish organizations or companies controlled by Turkish nationals, according to the document published on the website of the Cabinet.

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Placed onto the list: construction, architectural and engineering design, the operation of travel agencies, hotels, companies meeting state needs and the processing of timber.

It is noted that the prohibition does not apply to agreements concluded before December 30. In addition, the published list of organizations will not affect the ban on the recruitment of Turkish citizens.

It included “Renault Russia” and “Ford Sollers”, which assemble cars, and a list of 53 companies, including “Ant Yapi” and “Renaissance construction”.

The decision on sanctions against Turkey was adopted by the Russian authorities after a Turkish fighter jet on the border with Syria  hit a Su-24 bomber. Ever since, the import of the vegetables and fruits has been prohibited, but in addition, it was also reported about plans to ban the import of Turkish clothes and shoes.

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