Between Turkey and the social networks are: Turchynov on visas


Ankara decided not to introduce visas for Russians in response to the Kremlin's decision to cancel the visa-free regime for citizens of Turkey. For Runet users this news have been superimposed on the appeal of the head of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to introduce visas for Russian citizens.

In the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, the Russian service of BBC confirmed Turkey's desire to "maintain good relations".

"Turkey is not going to make decisions that will affect the Russian people," said earlier Embassy to Interfax.

In the global ranking of analytical agency Henley & Partners for 2014 year Russia and Turkey shared the 38th place: nationals of both States are accessible travel in 100 countries without additional documents.

Restrictive measures imposed after Turkish AIR FORCE shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, foresees the unilateral cancellation of a visa-free regime between Russia and Turkey from January 1, 2016 onwards.

The pro-Kremlin sites the message that Ankara will not counter the restrictions as "Turkey persists".

"Turkey will not introduce visas for Russians, because the quarrels of States is one thing, but transit other fighters," write in "Twitter" account "Prince of Denmark".

"That's really where ever wanted," responds Rimma Petrova.

"You can infinitely to prove that you are right, but what's the sense if your Minister of tourism of crying," lead an imaginary quote from a non-existent speech of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in burlesque account name of Nikolai Gogol "Vkontakte".

He remembered about threats

In Thursday, the Secretary of the national security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov expressed the hope that the instructions to the Government to introduce a "hard" visa regime with Russia would be made early in the year 2016.

Aleksandr turchinov times supported the hard steps in relations with Moscow

According to Turchynov, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was requested to introduce visa regime with Russia still in 2014, and "the first phase of the task" to cancel the entry into Ukrainian territory on the internal Russian passport-has already been executed in the spring of this year.

His words also caused increased attention in social networks: some Ukrainian users wrote "long overdue", although there were dissenting. Some observers considered the statements of the head of the NSDC populist.

In social networks talk about millions of citizens of both countries who live and work on the other side of the border and post pictures with appeals to friendship.

The need for the introduction of visas with Russia stated in March 2014 year previous national security and Defense Council Secretary Andrey Parubiy. Also last year, about need visa control said the Prime-Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

President Petr Poroshenko has not spoken out on the issue, but called for a visa-free regime with the EU from next year: up to 15 December the European Commission must give its opinion on the matter.

Moscow and Brussels talks on a similar topic already stretch more than a dozen years, but in the current situation, diplomats do not expect a quick decision.

Smaller border formalities-more income?

Financiers and analysts directly link the revenue growth of the tourism industry and the economy as a whole with open borders.

International tourism invariably benefits from open borders, analysts say

In the scientific work of the Group of Spanish economists from universities of Valencia and Cartagena argues that visa restrictions hamper the growth of the tourism industry in both developed and developing countries.

However, the researchers note, and an interesting difference.

"Visa restrictions discourage tourists desire to go to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but not in developed countries," write the authors.

In the year 2012, the WTO report of the meeting of the Finance Ministers of the G20 noted that easing visa controls between the Member countries of the G20 can create 5 million new jobs in those States in just three years.

According to the authors of the report, States often impose visas on security grounds, but the accompanying receipt tape can lead to serious economic losses.


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