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Russia lifts visa for Turkish business people and truck drivers

Putin gave instructions to lift visa restrictions for business people from Turkey.

Russia is about to lift visa restrictions on truck drivers and businessmen from Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to lift visa restrictions for Turkish citizens of the above-mentioned professions. However, in the meantime, visa restrictions for Turkish citizens outside these professions still apply.

According to the decree signed by Putin, restrictions imposed on Turkish citizens as part of a visa regime that started in November 2015 will be lifted for individuals travelling to do business in the country.

According to the decree, truck drivers engaging in international transport, service passport holders, business people visiting Russia on short-term business trips and Turkish diplomats will no longer be subjected to visa requirements.

In the decree it is also noted that Turkey is expected to lift visa restrictions on Russian citizens from the same professions following the rules of reciprocity.

Osman SEZER
Email: osman@thelondonpost.co.uk

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