No problem with charter flights from Russia to Turkey: FM Çavuşoğlu
ANTALYAThere are no problems with charter flights from Russia to Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, adding that a Turkish delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek will visit Moscow to discuss bilateral economic issues on April 18.
A number of Russian and international agencies on April 11 reported that Russia might suspend charter flights to Turkey due to the “difficult political situation” there, quoting a source close to the matter.
When asked whether there is such a ban, Çavuşoğlu said that “there is not any problem regarding this area.”
“A Turkish delegation is already slated to visit Moscow to discuss economic issues on April 18 under the leadership of our deputy prime minister,” he said after a meeting at the Antalya Bourse of Commerce (ATB) on April 12.
“We have taken the steps to further normalize our ties with Russia. In this meeting, many issues will be discussed, including Russia’s ongoing ban on a number of agricultural imports from Turkey,” Çavuşoğlu added.
Previously, Russia suspended charter flights with Turkey in late October 2015 in the wake of a jet crisis.