Russia said Thursday that it would reinforce control over Turkish food imports as tensions surged with Ankara over the downing of a Russian warplane in Syria.
"Taking into account repeated violations by Turkish producers of Russian norms, the Russian government has tasked (food safety agency) Rosselkhoznadzor to reinforce control over supplies of agricultural produce and food from Turkey, as well as organise additional checks on the border and production sites in the Republic of Turkey," Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in a statement.
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