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Dmitry Medvedev: Proposals on Flights Resumption to Turkey Should Be Presented in One Week

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Dmitry Medvedev: Proposals on Flights Resumption to Turkey Should Be Presented in One Week

Photo: TASS / Ekaterina Shtukina

The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev tasked ministries of transport, culture and foreign affairs to submit agreed proposals on recommencement of charter flights between Turkey and Russia within a week, press service of the Government said on July 8.

“The premier instructed ministries of transport, culture and foreign affairs to present agreed proposals on resumption of charter flights between Russia and Turkey to the Russian Government within the term of one week in cooperation with other interested authorities,” the press service said.

Turkey is not the safest place for holidays now. Since the start of 2016, forty terrorist attacks have been perpetrated there. Taking into account this fact, Dmitry Medvedev emphasized that the authorities should pay a special attention “to the need of taking extra measures of ensuring transport securities and excluding flights to areas with high terrorist threat.”

The ban on sales of travel packages to Turkey was lifted by Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 30. At the same day, Putin asked the Government to provide for cancellation of the ban on charter flights to Turkey. However, Russian government say nothing about the cancellation of the grocery embargo against Turkey.

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