According to the newspaper, the relevant order was issued by the General Staff of Turkey. The ban applies to all units of the Turkish armed forces.
Earlier it was reported that Ankara does not intend to introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens, despite worsening relations between the two countries.
Relations between Moscow and Ankara became strained after a Turkish jet shot down a Russian Su-24 aircraft over Syria in November, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command stated that the Russian jet had never entered Turkish airspace.
After the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on introducing special economic measures against Turkey. The measures include a ban on the import of certain Turkish goods as well as travel restrictions.