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    Russia-Turkey Charter Flights to Resume in Near Future

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    Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said that charter flights from Russia to Turkey will resume in the near future.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Charter air transportation with Turkey will be restored in the near future, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said Monday without specifying the date.

    "Charter flights will resume in the near future," Sokolov told reporters, clarifying that the timetable behind the renewal rests with the Government’s decision.

    Last Friday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to agree proposals for resumed flights with Turkey within a week. Medvedev gave priority to transport safety, ordering no flights in regions with heightened terrorist threats.

    Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Monday he expected the Transport Ministry to submit a proposal on renewing charter flights with Turkey within two to three days.

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