Creating a New Payment System for Russian Tourists in Turkey: Peskov Provides Update on Progress

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the information about the new payment system for Russian tourists in Turkey, said that work is underway in this direction.

In response to a request to comment on the report of the Sabah newspaper, Peskov said that the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed on a new payment system for Russian tourists: “Work is underway in this direction. “

And the Turkish newspaper Al-Sabah reported, citing sources, that “an agreement was reached on a new payment system for Russian tourists, according to which Russian tourists will be able to exchange money on their accounts using credit cards,” without giving other details. , and added that “the process will be completed” by the start of the tourist season.

Earlier, Turkish banks refused to accept transactions with the Russian electronic payment system Mir.

And the head of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, previously stated that the bank is developing with foreign countries, including Turkey, an alternative payment system for purchases in Russia for Mir cards.

The Mir system is a Russian bank card operated by the national payment system, launched in 2015 after a number of Russian banks experienced problems with Visa and MasterCard due to Western sanctions imposed against Moscow.

Source: News

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