MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. The government decree, which suspends employment of Turkish nationals in Russia, will not cover employers included in a list, which will be approved by the government later as well as labor migrants working legally within the Russian Federation as of December 31, 2015, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin said on Thursday.
"Starting from January 1, 2016 a ban is imposed on hiring employees from the Turkish Republic, though there are two exceptions. The first concerns a list of employers to be approved by the government. Such employers will have the right to hire new specialists from Turkey," the minister said.
"The second exception concerns employers unlisted, who will still have the right to make, renew, extend employment and contractor agreements with Turkish nationals who legally work in Russia as of December 31, 2015. However, those employers won’t be able to hire new workers from Turkey," Topilin said.
On November 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that suspends employment of Turkish workers starting from January 1, 2016. President ordered to agencies of power, legal entities, organizations and individuals to proceed from the fact that Russia "imposes a provisional ban for employers and labor (or services) customers that are not included in the register determined by the Russian government to get involved in the labor activities (in providing services) starting from January 1, 2016 the workers from the Turkish Republic who are not engaged in labor or civil law relations with the companies or customers concerned as of December 31, 2015." The government was instructed to determine a register of the employers or customers concerned and to "determine a register of contracts concluded with organizations under jurisdiction of the Turkish Republic for delivering goods or providing services not subject to special economic restrictions envisioned in the given decree.".