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MOSCOW, February 3 /TASS/. Turkey is introducing visas for Russian journalists as of February 15, a source at the Turkish embassy in Moscow told TASS on Wednesday.
"A relevant law is taking effect on February 15," the source said.
Russia suspended visa-free regime with Turkey on January 1, 2016 after the Turkish Air Force downed a Russian Su-24M aircraft over Syria where Russia is carrying out a counter-terrorism operation at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Until now, Russian journalists have needed no entry visas to Turkey for short trips. They need to get temporary accreditation at the Turkish Press and Information Department upon their arrival in Turkey.
Under the current regulations, journalists need visas only for permanent accreditation.
In December 2015, the Turkish authorities introduced new rules of obtaining work permits in Turkey for Russian journalists. From now on, Russian journalists need to submit a letter from their employers to the Turkish embassy explaining the trip’s purpose and specifying the place and time of visit as well as the names of people whom they want to interview.