Bilateral Relations

Turkish delegation to visit Russia to discuss tourism

Daily Sabah – A delegation led by Turkey’s culture and tourism minister, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, departed for Moscow on Monday to discuss with their counterparts the restrictions on flights imposed by Russia, Turkey’s top source of visitors.

The visit comes as Ankara eased coronavirus restrictions Monday amid a decline in new COVID-19 cases following a nearly three-week lockdown, offering some hope for the key summer tourist season.

The delegation of 10 members included Ibrahim Kalın, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesperson and adviser, and Deputy Health Minister Tolga Tolunay, Turkish media reported.

Earlier reports said that Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Ersoy were ready to visit Moscow in May for talks on the pandemic situation in order to address Russia’s concerns and to provide all the necessary information.

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