Thursday 8 December 2016

Putin calls for economic sanctions against Turkey - including ban on holiday packages

Published 28/11/2015 | 19:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has called for sanctions against Turkey, including a ban on some goods and prohibiting extensions of labour contracts for Turks working in Russia.

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The decree published on the Kremlin's website follows the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

It does not specify what goods are to be banned or give other details.

But it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling holiday packages that would include a stay in Turkey.

According to the OEC, Turkey is the 27th largest export economy nt he world. Its top exports are cars, refined petroleum, raw iron bars, behicle parts and delivery trucks.

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