Russia lifts some restrictions on Turkish food supplies

 Russia lifts some restrictions on Turkish food supplies

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on lifting some restrictions on Turkish food supplies, according to the document posted on the government’s website today.

"The decree of the government dated November 30, 2015 with number 1296 specified a list of agricultural products, primary produce and food originated from the Turkish Republic restricted to be supplied to Russia starting January 1, 2016. The signed decree removes frozen parts of carcasses, by-products of dunghill-hens and turkeys, fresh and refrigerated cucumbers and cornichons, fresh apples, peaches, grapes, wild strawberries and strawberries from the list," the note to the document said.

On May 3, following talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was an agreement on a "complex decision to lift restrictive measures in mutual trade." 

On May 22, the Russian and Turkish deputy prime ministers, Arkady Dvorkovich and Mehmet Simsek, signed a joint statement on mutually lifting the remaining trade restrictions. 

Russia banned the supply of some products from Turkey from January 1, 2016 in response to the attack by the Turkish Air Force on a Russian Su-24 in Syria, later some restrictions were lifted.