Russia restores some visa-free travel with Turkey
Turkish holders of special and service passports on short-term stays will no longer need visas to visit Russia
The Kremlin Thursday announced new measures making it easy for many Turkish citizens to visit Russia.
Under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, Turkish holders of special and service passports paying short-term visits to Russia will no longer need to obtain visas.
Putin also ordered the Foreign Ministry to send a notification to Turkish officials about this partial restoration of visa-free travel.
The measure is valid on a reciprocal basis, the decree added, and goes into effect as of its publication.
Russia had suspended the visa-free regime in late 2015, amid tensions over the downing of a Russian jet along the Turkish-Syrian border.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.