Russia’s Economic Revenge on Turkey Takes Shape

MOSCOW (Reuters) -

Russia will prohibit Turkish companies from providing construction, tourism, hotel accommodations, and other services for state and municipal needs from Jan. 1, the Russian government said in a resolution on Wednesday.

The Russian government order also included a halt on the activity of an inter-governmental trade commission and restrictions on Turkish transport companies.

The list of banned imported Turkish foods includes: fruits and vegetables – such as tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, grapes, apricots and apples, as well as chicken products and salt.

Russia’s decision to impose economic sanctions is considered one repercussion of the Nov. 24 incident, whereby Turkey shot down a Russian military jet near the Syrian-Turkish border. Both the Russian pilot and the marine sent by helicopter to rescue him, were killed.