ANKARA, March 23. /Offset. TASS Kirill Zharov/. Turkey is in favour of complete withdrawal of import-export restrictions in trade with Russia. This was stated at a briefing the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hüseyin Muftuoglu.

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“Our position on the necessity of removing all trade restrictions between Turkey and Russia is still relevant. In the current situation (with restrictions of import of the Russian grain – approx. TASS) it is wrong to see attempts at blackmail. In international relations, blackmail does not happen”, – he told, answering a question of the correspondent of the Agency.

Muftuoglu noted that “the current restrictions inhibit the achievement of the presidents of the two countries the purpose of increase of indicators of bilateral trade.” “I think the core departments will meet to discuss the situation and take a decision,” he said .

March 15-Turkey exclude Russia from the list of countries importing agricultural products duty-free. Earlier, the Russian exporters and their clients to the Turkish grain import with zero duty, but only for processing and subsequent export, and sale of products in the domestic market still had to pay a fee in the amount of 130%.

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