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Kremlin gets tough on Turkish food imports

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Kremlin gets tough on Turkish food imports


As the row over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet continues Moscow has announced it is to tighten controls of agricultural imports from Turkey.

The Kremlin informed food safety officials that research showed that 15 percent of all Turkish exports to Russia failed to meet the required standards.

It has emerged that 800 kg of Turkish products have been seized from shops across the country.

There is talk of an embargo on Turkish goods being introduced, however this is unconfirmed by the Kremlin.

Certain products from the EU,US, Australia, Canada and Norway are already banned in Russia as a result of sanctions over Ukraine.

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