Putin has eased restrictions on visa-free regime with Turkey

Putin has eased restrictions on visa-free regime with Turkey

MOSCOW, may 31 — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded the list of categories of Turkish nationals entitled to travel in Russia on a visa-free regime, the press service of the Kremlin.

In November 2015, Putin among the special measures against Turkey has suspended visa-free regime with this country, making a number of exceptions.

It quotes the text of the decree, now exceptions also apply to “citizens of the Turkish Republic, members of the crews of the Turkish Republic, and Turkish citizens holding valid official passport and sent to Russia for short-term visits, including diplomatic missions and consular institutions of the Turkish Republic in the territory of the Russian Federation, and members of their families.”

In addition, the decree of the President of the Russian Federation emphasized that the expanded list of categories is valid “subject to the adoption of the Turkish Republic based on the principle of reciprocity similar measures against Russian citizens, having a valid service passports”.