Russia lifts ban on charter flights to Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their press conference in Konstantinovsky Palace on Aug 9, 2016.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their press conference in Konstantinovsky Palace on Aug 9, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday (Aug 28) lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, the government said on its website.

Russia banned charter flights to Turkey, which was a popular holiday destination for Russians, after the shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey's military last November.