Russia approves updated sanctions against Turkey
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 31, 2015
The Russian government has ratified a set of updated sanctions against Turkey amid a row between the two countries that started after the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish military.
According to the updated list of Moscow’s sanctions against Ankara on the Kremlin’s website, Turkish companies will be banned from constructing buildings or working in the architecture and design sector in Russia. The ban also precludes Turks from working in the travel or hotel business, and Turkish companies will not be able to participate in forestry and timber processing.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the government meeting on Wednesday said starting from tomorrow, the first of January, 2016, the visa-free regime for Turkish citizens holding ordinary passports will be suspended.