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Russia introduces visa regime for Turkish diplomats

Turkish diplomats will have to obtain visas for visiting Russia since Apr. 18, Anadolu agency reported Apr. 18.

Russia unilaterally suspended the visa-free regime with Turkey since January 1, 2016.

This decision was made after the crisis in relations between Russia and Turkey.

Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber on Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey said the bomber entered its airspace, while Russia denied its warplane flying into the Turkish skies.

Following the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure national security and economic measures against Turkey.

Source: Trend