May 3, 2017 / 2:44 PM / 3 months ago

Putin says embargo on buying Turkish tomatoes to stay for now

SOCHI, Russia, May 3 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that a Russian import ban on Turkish tomatoes would stay in place for now because time was needed to lift it.

Putin, speaking at a joint news conference with Erdogan in the southern Russian resort of Sochi, also said that visa restrictions with Turkey would also remain in place for now. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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