Russia imposes sanctions on Turkey

As foreshadowed yesterday, the Kremlin has today imposed sanctions on Turkey as the dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border continues. The Executive Order and a statement outlining the sanctions is on the Krelim’s website here.

The measures ban certain (so far unspecified) goods and forbid extensions of labour contracts for Turkish people working in Russia as of 1 January 2016. It also calls for chartered flights from Russia to Turkey to end and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling holiday packages that include a stay in Turkey.  The decree also calls for ending visa-free travel between Russia and Turkey and orders the tightening of control over Turkish air carriers in Russia “for security reasons”.


About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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