Russia is ready to restore tourism ties with Turkey and expects comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of Russian citizens in the country, the Sputnik International news agency reported citing Russian Foreign Ministry.
“The Russian side is ready to resume tourism relations with the Republic of Turkey in full. In turn, we expect the Turkish authorities to take all comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of Russian citizens visiting Turkey for tourism purposes,” the ministry said in message published on its website.
The ministry called on Russian tour operators and tourists to “objectively consider the continuing risk of the terrorist threat” when planning trips to Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation June 29.
Erdogan sent a letter of condolences to Putin June 27 over the death of Russian Su-24 pilot and expressed regret over the incident.
The relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the Su-24 incident. Following the incident, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on taking measures for ensuring the country’s national security and special economic measures against Turkey.