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Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food imports within a week — minister

November 27, 2015, 8:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food products, first of all citrus, with products from other countries within a week, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel.

"We are ready to replace Turkey with other suppliers,"- he said. He said he hoped that this would not entail a rise in prices.

"Everyone heard this signal and, this work is under way, of course," - he said. Tkachev noted that "many countries are fighting for the Russian market - Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, and so on.

These countries have already become traditional suppliers of food, especially fruits and vegetables to the Russian market, he said.

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