MOSCOW, May 31 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree lifting a number of economic restrictions against Turkey.

The document was published on the official website of Russia’s President on Wednesday.

In November 2015, the President halted visa-free regime between the countries, with few exceptions, as part of special economic measures taken against Turkey.

According to the decree, exceptions now also apply to citizens of the Turkey who are members of the national aircraft crews. They also apply to those who have valid service passports and are sent to Russia for short-term business trips as well as to national diplomatic missions and consular offices on the territory of Russia with exceptions being applicable to their family members too.

Putin has also lifted restrictions on contracting Turkish companies in certain economic areas and removed barriers for hiring Turkish employees.

The decree reads that new measures will be active if Turkey takes analogous actions.