The publication, the text of which is quoted by RIA Novosti, indicates that exporters notified the Association of Turkish Banks about the problems that arose with bank payments with Russia.

“This information has been communicated to member banks,” the statement said.

Since January 1, Turkish banks began to refuse exporters to accept money transfers from Russia. According to the agency, the problem is partly related to the pressure exerted by the United States on Turkey in connection with sanctions.

Earlier, the Turkish bank Ziraat reported that they open accounts for Russians upon fulfilling a number of conditions, including having a residence permit and the right to work.