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Russia Can Resume Agricultural Import from Turkey

Russia Can Resume Agricultural Import from Turkey

Russia can resume the import of agricultural products from Turkey, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey told Trend Apr.28.

However, the ministry didn’t specify the time of resuming the import of Turkish agricultural products to Russia. Ankara and Moscow discussed this issue Apr.27 during the visit of a delegation from Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock to Russia.

Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the incident with Russian SU-24 bomber. Following the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to take measures for ensuring the national security and special economic measures against Turkey.

As part of these measures, Russia banned the import of some food and agricultural products from Turkey. The trade turnover between the two countries stood at $2.7 billion in January-February of 2016, or 61.5 percent less than in the same period in 2015, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Source: Trend