Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Ankara Wants to Remove Barriers in Turkish-Russian Trade – Economy Minister

© Sputnik / Anton Denisov / Go to the photo bankAnkara view
Ankara view - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Ankara wants to remove barriers in Turkish-Russian trade, country’s Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci said Thursday.

The foremost aim of the de-escalation or safe zones is to protect peaceful civilians. - Sputnik International
Road to Peace: How Russia, Iran and Turkey's Safe Zones Can End the Syrian War
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Ankara believes that there must be no barriers in Turkish-Russian trade, country’s Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci said Thursday.

“The Russian side wants to stimulate domestic tomato production. But Turkey, as before, does not accept the term 'restrictions' … We believe that there must be no barriers in the trade between [our] two countries. We will wait until late May and then we will strive for the principal agreement,” Zeybekci said, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency.

Zeybekci also pointed out that the ban on the export of Turkish tomatoes to Russia was not the “end of days” for Turkey and added that bilateral trade ties had mostly normalized.

Vladimir Putin meets with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Sputnik International
Turkey Has 'More Points of Contact With Russia Than It Has With US'
Russia’s food embargo against Turkey was introduced on January 1, 2016, in response to the 2015 downing of a Russian aircraft by Turkey over Syria. In October 2016, the Russian embargo on Turkish stone fruits and citrus fruits was lifted aside from a number of vegetable articles.

In March, the government exempted fresh and refrigerated onion and shallot, fresh and refrigerated broccoli and cauliflower along with several other products from the ban. In May, Russian President Vladimir Putin met this Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, with the two leaders agreeing to further ease mutual restrictive measures. Russia, however, insisted on keeping restrictions on Turkish tomato imports as well as postponing the reintroduction of a visa-free regime for Turkish nationals. Turkey, in turn, kept restrictions on Russian grain imports.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала