Russian President Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hope that the 2 countries are going to be ready to revive tourism traffic because of the measures Turkey is taking to curb the spread of the coronavirus.The Kremlin added that Erdogan thanked Russia for its assistance therein area.
Joint production of Sputnik V in Turkey - Apart from that, Putin and Erdogan discussed the potential production of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at Turkish enterprises and therefore the supplies of that vaccine to Turkey.considered intimately the subject of curbing the spread of coronavirus infections, also taking into consideration the epidemiological situation in Turkey," the Kremlin said.
According to the Kremlin, "it was emphasized that Russia stays able to intensify practical cooperation therein direction."
In particular, it's an issue of organizing supplies of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine at the soonest possible time, starting already this month," the Kremlin noted adding that "joint production of the vaccine at Turkish enterprises is additionally being planned out ."
The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency had earlier granted the emergency use authorization to use Sputnik V.
Situation in Turkey and tourism - The Turkish government ordered the country into the foremost severe lockdown on April 29 through May 17 after an enormous uptick in COVID-19 cases.
The country pack up offices and work places, except those listed by the inside Ministry. Mandatory permits are needed for intercity travel. conveyance is restricted to 50% capacity.
A surge in infections forced Russia to scale back aviation to Turkey. The amount of flights was limited to 2 per week on a reciprocal basis. it had been reported that Turkish secretary of state Mevlut Cavusoglu alongside Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy were poised to go to Moscow in May for talks on the epidemic situation, so on address the concerns of Russia and to supply necessary information. Turkey’s Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar told TASS earlier that Turkey had plans to vaccinate the workforce employed within the tourism industry by the top of May.