Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas”

Lavrov, speaking at a news conference with Cavusoglu, also said Moscow was surprised at what he said was Western opposition to refugee returns to Syria.

President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Moscow, has said his forces will recapture the region where Turkey has set up a dozen military observation posts.

Earlier on Monday, Turkey's Central Bank announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency.

Turkey and Russian Federation display further rapprochement after the United States imposed sanctions on Moscow and Ankara on different grounds.

Last week United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said that Turkey, Russia and Iran had all agreed to "do their utmost to avoid" a battle in Idlib.

"If the USA wants to continue being a reputable country, it can not do so with these impositions", he said, referring to the sanctions.

Turkey's national currency lira has lost nearly 20 percent of its value against USA dollars since Friday, amid ongoing strain between Turkey and the US over detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

President Donald Trump on Friday ramped up his attack on Turkey by doubling United States tariffs on Turkish aluminium and steel imports.

Donald Trump´s administration also announced new sanctions against Moscow on August 22 for considering that the Eurasian country is responsible for organizing a chemical attack against former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

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