The Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and human welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) during inspections between December and February 20 did not reveal a single fact of realization of tourist trips to Turkey, reported on the websiteof the Ministry.
During this period, a total of 1461 was held unscheduled inspection, issued 132 determination about initiation of administrative proceedings and conducting an administrative investigation, as well as 214 composed protocols on administrative offences. The service stressed that the work on inspections of travel companies continues.
We will remind, relations of Russia and Turkey soured in late November 2015, when the Turkish fighter brought down a Russian su-24 bomber took part in an operation in Syria. After that Moscow has imposed on Ankara a series of economic sanctions.
The Russian foreign Ministry for its part encouraged the Russians not to visit Turkey because it is “potentially unsafe country”. In response to the recommendations of the foreign Ministry, the Federal tourism Agency banned Russian tour operators to sell tours to Turkey. In this case, the air communication between the countries was interrupted.
For those Russians who still decided to find a way to get to Turkey in other ways, the Federal tourism Agency in late January released a memo, which contained a warning about the risk of being held hostage by the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG DAYS, banned in Russia). “According to available information, the hostages can go to the territories controlled by insurgents for carrying out public executions and use as human shields in clashes with the Syrian government and the coalition forces,” – said in the travel Agency.