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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

In ATOR told how the tourists live in Turkey in a state of emergency

Executive Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze told RBC about the situation at Turkish resorts, developed after you enter in the country state of emergency and curfew.

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Maya Lomidze

Recall that after the military coup that occurred in Turkey in the night of Saturday, the country began a massive repression: arrests of thousands of people, and among them not only military, but also scientists, heads of universities and journalists. In a number of media, which the authorities considered to be related to an enemy of President Recep Tayyip erdoğan, preacher-immigrant Fethullah gülen, a revoked license, also abolished the effect of the European Convention on human rights.

Against this background, said Lomidze, remaining in Turkey tourists — and there are about 200-400 people — do not suffer serious problems, as resting mainly on the coast in expensive five-star hotels, which are self-sufficient and does not require to go beyond it.

Formally the curfew is valid and in hotels.

Note that at the moment the journey from Russia to Turkey is difficult, due to the fact that the Rosaviation has forbidden airlines to sell tickets in Turkey to citizens of Russia. The latter can for air to go in this country, only the composite route.

This measure is explained by the Russian authorities care about the safety of citizens, and it appeared before the Declaration of state of emergency, which was initially introduced for three months, but now, according to Turkish officials, may be reduced to a month and a half.

In the first week of August, according to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the planned visit of Erdogan to Russia and his meeting with Vladimir Putin, but the exact time and place of this meeting is not yet known.

Relations between Russia and Turkey. Chronicle of events

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