Russia extends Turkey sanctions

1007550We reported here a month ago that Russia had imposed sanctions on Turkey, in the form of a decree “on measures to ensure Russia’s national security and protect nationals of the Russian Federation from criminal and other illegal actions and to use special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.” By that decree, Russia banned or restricted imports of certain Turkish goods, including fruit and vegetables, suspended its visa-free travel agreement with Turkey and banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey.

President Putin today signed an order extending those sanctions, by bringing into force some of the sanctions imposed on November 28 that had not yet been implemented. The new order also bans a number of Turkish organisations or limits their activities in Russia.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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