Not a ban.
involve state aid, was transparent and in line with market conditions. In a statement yesterday, the Commission said Greek authorities now have to complete the transfer and delivery of the airports on a 40-year concession to Fraport AG and its Greek partner, Copelouzos Group. The deal was initially due to come into effect last year. The 14 airports are Thessaloniki – Greece’s second largest city – Myconos, Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia, Cos, Lesvos, Skiathos, Samos, Hania, Kavala and Aktio.
Turkey’s Economy Ministry yesterday denied claims that Turkey has banned imports of certain products from Russia, adding that all of its trade policy is in line with the World Trade Organization. The ministry has added country information in tax-free import licenses but does not aim to ban any supplier or any product, it said in a statement, without referring to specific products. Industry and trade sources said yesterday that Turkey had unexpectedly removed Russian wheat from an import license scheme, effectively disrupting Russia’s shipments to its second-biggest wheat export market. “There is a restriction for Russian wheat,” Zekeriya Mete, head of Turkey’s exporters association for grains, pulses, vegetables and oilseeds, said. “There isn’t a formal note on this but Russia has been removed from the list of countries from which we could import tax-free,” he said.