Moscow and Ankara have abolished most trade restrictions, stated in Turkey

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Russia and Turkey agreed to abolish most part of restrictions in mutual trade, said the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

Earlier on Monday Russia and Turkey signed in Istanbul a joint statement on mutual lifting of trade restrictions. Signatures under the document were put by the Vice-premiers of the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister and Mehmet Simsek. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

«Today we met with Medvedev, has taken another step to normalize relations, abolished most of the restrictions. Decision to eliminate before the end of may restrictions in six sectors, including Contracting services, travel agencies and public tenders, Turkish staff (the Russian companies). Until the end of may will be introduced visa-free regime for crew members of civil aircraft,» said Yildirim told reporters. It quotes the newspaper Haberturk.

According to the Turkish Prime Minister, will continue talks on the resumption of exports to Russia from Turkey, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, pumpkins, zucchini. He noted that Ankara gave Moscow their «sensitivity» in the export of tomatoes, which remains banned.

«Tomatoes turned into a symbol, but for other topics there is a serious progress. Need a little more time. Russia now feels the need to protect its agriculture. The number of constraints is reduced, and the first step to resolve the export to Russia of seasonal vegetables made,» added Yildirim.

Russia introduced an embargo on the supply of Turkey a number of products from 1 January 2016 in response to the attack on the Turkish air force Russian su-24 in Syria, later the restrictions were removed. In early may Russian President Vladimir Putin after talks with the head of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan announced agreement on a «comprehensive decision on the lifting of restrictive measures in mutual trade». The restrictions on deliveries of tomatoes from Turkey to Russia is saved.

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