No plans to impose embargo on food imports from Turkey: Kremlin

Published 26.11.2015 08:58
Updated 26.11.2015 12:36
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The Kremlin said on Thursday that it is not considering sanctions against Turkey or imposing an embargo on food imports, in response to reports that Russia has stopped the import of Turkish products onto its soil. But Russia is waiting for an explanation from the Turkish side regarding the downing of the Russian jet, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists during a conference call.

Adnan Dalgakıran, a member of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly, previously said that Russian customs were refusing to accept Turkish goods and products, for a number of excuses including inventory and others.

Various media reports also claimed that all vehicles without a Turkish license plate including those with Kyrgyz, Romanian and Kazakh plates, carrying Turkish products were also denied entry into Russia.

Russian officials, including Prime Minister Medvedev have previously threatened Turkey on the consequences of downing the Russian warplane, saying the incident might result in the cancellation of joint projects.

On November 24, a Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace despite being warned 10 times in the space of five minutes, according to the Turkish military.

Two Turkish F-16 jets on patrol duty along the border were involved in the downing of the warplane.

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