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Russia may resume charter flights to Turkey — Deputy PM

July 26, 20:37 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Depending on the results of the inspection the government will make the decision on resumption of charter flights, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said
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MOSCOW, July 26. /TASS/. Russian experts have been invited to Turkey to verify the safety measures for tourists, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters after talks with his Turkish counterpart Mehmet Simsek.

Depending on the results of the inspection the government will make the decision on resumption of charter flights, he said.

Dvorkovich said that the experts will assess the security situation in Turkey by the meeting of presidents of Russia and Turkey scheduled for August 9.

"We have discussed the issues related to the resumption of charter flights. In this area consultations on the level of departments have already been held. Our Turkish colleagues received recommendations of the Russian side and they accepted them. They sent an invitation to our experts to come to Turkey to inspect the security measures which are taken at airports, hotels and other places for the mass stay of tourists, to make sure that such measures are sufficient," Dvorkovich said.

According to him, "the actual resumption of charter flights will take some time, because the companies will need to carry out the necessary preparatory work. 0art

Earlier, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that his ministry had sent a document to Turkish authorities with security requirements that should be met for the resumption of charter flights.

The answer may be given to Moscow already today, July 26, during the visit of the Turkish delegation.

For the resumption of charter flights to Turkey, an appropriate government resolution should be approved.

Russia halted charter flights to Turkey in late October 2015.

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