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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Golodets advised not to expect to resume trips to Turkey

Vice-Premier of the Russian government Olga Golodets said that the resumption of sales of tour operators of Russia of tours to Turkey in the government, “not even discussed”, despite the attempt of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Erdogan to come to terms with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

“While it (travel contacts with Turkey — ed.) is not discussed, we do not even discuss it,” — said Golodets, which quotes “Interfax”. The clerk explained that the government is currently focused on the development of domestic tourism.

She stated that this “huge and serious work,” which has already achieved some success: thus, according to Golodets, increasing tourist flow to the South of Russia, the Altai and Kamchatka.

Read about the background of the “apology”.

Recall that the sale of tours to Turkey have been banned once previously under the pretext of the terrorist threat, operators have been prohibited from selling travel to Egypt. Together, the sale of tours to these two countries accounted for the lion’s share of the Russian market.

Hopes for resumption of contacts with Turkey, emerged yesterday after the letter of Erdogan to Putin, which the Kremlin declared that it was the first to apologize for downed in November, the bomber. However, later the press Secretary of Erdogan Ibrahim Kalin explained that it was about the request not to judge strictly for mistakes.”

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