Friday, November 27, 2015

The Ministry of Culture announced its sanctions against Turkey – BBC

The Ministry of Culture one of the first to comply with the order of Dmitry Medvedev, who yesterday ordered within two days to figure out how to respond to Turkey on November 24 brought down a Russian Su-24 bomber.

Offer the Ministry of Culture have proved predictable: first proposed stop negotiations on cross-years of culture and tourism, which have been planned for 2017 and 2018.

On these activities, the two presidents – Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan – agreed in December 2014. In March 2015, the first topic discussed in more detail the ministers of culture of the two countries – after the meeting, it was decided that the 2017 year will be held in Turkey, Russia, and the next year – Russian in Turkey. What exactly will be included in the program’s, was not determined.

«Quite a lot of offers goes. Turks offer, we are nothing agreed, and now will not “- quoted Medina RIA« News ».

According to the president’s special representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, large-scale cultural action “as soon as possible».

«To speak of cultural cooperation with Turkey after the tragic death of our pilots tactless” – said Shvydkoi “Interfax”. He offered to rethink the entire structure of relations between the two countries and to understand that it would be appropriate.

«In such cases, the relationship is always reviewed. We adhere to the principle that cultural ties between nations should not be interrupted, but today, I think, to talk about it is inappropriate “, – concluded Shvydkoi.

The Ministry of Culture said that the proposals Office submitted to the government, but refused to comment on the preparation of measures in the framework of the orders of Medvedev and did not tell me that can still be canceled, except for the cross’s culture.

In the Turkish-Russian Cultural Center , which was created four years ago, “” reported that his work continues as usual, and no changes are planned; Future activities at the center have promised to report on its website.

Also in 2011, was created by the Russian-Turkish Cultural Foundation based in Istanbul. This fall, the fund held in the Turkish capital of Russian culture festival dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries. The festival was attended by more than 100 artists from Russia, among them were Joseph Kobzon and director of the museum “Yasnaya Polyana” Ekaterina Tolstaya.

It can be assumed that one-time cultural activities the state of Turkish-Russian relations will not be affected. For example, the screening of the film – winner of the Cannes Film Festival 2014 “Hibernation” Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will not prohibit anyone. But Turkish cinema festival, similar to that which took place in St. Petersburg two years ago, in the near future is hardly possible.


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