Russia lifts charter flights ban on Turkey

The Russian government signed on Sunday a decree lifting the restrictions on charter flights to Turkey. An eight-month ban had been introduced due to tensions between the two countries arising from the downing of a Russian warplane by Ankara in Nov. 2015.
Following the move, a number of Russian airlines have begun to submit applications to the country’s air transport authorities for charter flights to Turkey.
Russia has taken a series of restrictive measures against Turkey from 2016, including bans on the import of Turkish foodstuffs, charter flights in both directions, and the visa-free travel regime between them.

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