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MOSCOW, November 29. /TASS/. Economic measures Russia is taking towards Turkey aim, among other things, to cut short the financing of terrorism, believes Irina Yarovaya, the chairperson of the Duma committee for security and counteraction to corruption.
Earlier on the same day, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a provisional ban on employing Turkish citizens in Russia as of January 1, 2016. The same decree suspends visa-free traveling between the two countries and imposes restrictions on the imports of certain commodities from Turkey.
One of the central measures taken by Putin on Saturday is an instruction to the transport authorities to stop chartered flights to Turkey and a recommendation to tour operators to stop selling tours to Turkey. Also, the government has been told to tighten control over the operations of Turkish haulage companies on the Russian territory.
"Putin offered measures to defend this country from the policy of 'stabbing in the back'," Yarovaya was quoted by her committee's press service. "It's important because Turkey's is in the arms of terrorism and we're staunchly waging a fight against it."
"Russia will assess and timely react to any possible threats coming from a country that has turned into a hotbed of friendship with terrorism and has elevated assistance to terrorism in the rank of state policy," she said.
Yarovaya recalled that the financing of terrorism was listed among international crimes. "Hence Russia's economic sanctions against Turkey are aimed to cut short the financing of terrorism, among other things," she said.