Turkey is not going to introduce a visa regime into effect for Russian citizens in retaliation, informed by Interfax after the talk with the Turkish Embassy in Moscow.
“Turkey thinks that the Russians are friendly and would like to continue the good relations. Turkey is not going to make decisions which will affect the Russians negatively. That’s why at the present time the visa regime will be not carried into effect – said Turkish Embassy in Moscow, it was an answer to Ankara on question if Turkey will create the same law in retaliation.
“Turkey, no matter what, will continue doing by Russian citizens in Turkey in conformity with traditional hospitality and human respect,” – noted by the diplomacy.
It was reported that the Russian Federation from 1st of January, 2016 will cancel visa free entrance for Turkish citizens, who have Turkish external passport. This decision was taken after the Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber.
According to the agreement, for the entry, exit or transit and staying in other country within 30 days from the date of entry, for the citizens of Russia and Turkey, is enough to have a valid internal or official (special) passport. At the same time the total staying in another country should not be more than 90 days per 180 days. On May 2013, Turkey unilaterally extended the visa-free regime for Russian citizens up to 60 days, but Russians didn’t change the law for Turks.
Until 16th of April, 2011 between the two countries was simplified visa regime. The Russians could get a tourist visa for a period of 60 days. It was necessary to pay the visa fee at the border, 20 dollars or 15 euros. Turkish citizens had to apply for the visa previously.