Russia lifts further trade sanctions against Turkey

Russia lifts further trade sanctions against Turkey

Russia on June 2 further relaxed trade sanctions placed on Turkey in the aftermath of the downing of a Russian fighter jet in 2015.      

In a statement, the Russian government said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had signed a decree lifting the ban on some agricultural produce and Turkish companies involved in construction, engineering and tourism.      

The development is the latest in the lifting of sanctions imposed after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that crossed into Turkish airspace from Syria in November 2015.      

The June 2 resolution removed frozen chicken and other poultry by-products as well as cucumbers, gherkins and fresh fruits from the list of blocked products, the Russian government said.      
It also lifted the ban on Turkish construction, design, engineering and tourism-related companies.        

The decree did not mention restrictions on tomato imports from Turkey.      
During a May 3 visit to Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Vladimir Putin agreed to remove barriers, except for tomatoes.

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