Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Turkey’s authorities have banned entry to Tural Kerimov who heads the Turkish bureau of Russian news agency Sputnik, its website said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport where the journalist spent around an hour at the arrivals screening point. Later, a member of the border control gave him a paper that says that he is "a passenger whose entry is prohibited in Turkey." "The paper doesn't contain any explanation," the agency quoted Kerimov as saying.
His press card and residence permit were also seized and he was asked to return to Russia on the next flight.
On April 14, Turkey’s authorities blocked access to the Sputnik website. The country’s telecommunications department said the website was shut based on law 5651 that limits citizens’ access to information.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey’s move to block Sputnik news site saying this is another violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech and the right for access to information. The ministry said the policy of increasing pressure of the Turkish authorities on mass media continues.