Tightening of Visa Regime Effects Sportsmen

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The decision of the Turkish authorities to tighten visa regime with Armenia–effective since October 15–has also hit Turkish-Armenian sports contacts. A senior official of the Sports Departmen’s told Armenpress that the Turkish Figure-Skating Federation refused to re-confirm the previously sent an invitation to Armenian figure-skaters to participate in a major international contest to be held in Turkey.

According to unofficial information from Turkey–this country’s authorities do not encourage their sporting organizations’ cooperation with Armenia.

Armenian sportsmen will not face problems regarding their participation in international competitions–such as Europe or World championships held in Turkey’s territory–but doors to those international competitions organized by Turkey will be closed to them.


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