We reported here a month ago that Russia had imposed sanctions on Turkey, in the form of a decree “on measures to ensure Russia’s national security and protect nationals of the Russian Federation from criminal and other illegal actions and to use special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.” By that decree, Russia banned or restricted imports of certain Turkish goods, including fruit and vegetables, suspended its visa-free travel agreement with Turkey and banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey.
President Putin today signed an order extending those sanctions, by bringing into force some of the sanctions imposed on November 28 that had not yet been implemented. The new order also bans a number of Turkish organisations or limits their activities in Russia.
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