Russia’s tourism agency starts restoring cooperation with Turkey
Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency (Rosturizm) said Thursday it has launched the process to restore cooperation with Turkey in the sphere of tourism. "The ban on sales of tours to Turkey has been lifted. The Federal Tourism Agency is currently conducting work to restore cooperation with the Turkish Republic in the tourism sphere," the statement said. Special attention will be paid to issues of ensuring security of Russian tourists during their vacationing period in Turkey, the agency said. Earlier, the agency recommended tourists, when planning trips to Turkey, to take into account the high level of terrorist threat in that country. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lifted the ban on the sale to Russians of tours to Turkey, and instructed the government to adopt measures envisioning cancelation of the ban on charter flights between Russia and Turkey. The decree on sanctions against Turkey was signed November 28, 2015.