Turkey: The first response to the new US sanctions


The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday evening that it rejects and condemns the unilateral US sanctions on Ankara.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry stressed that the US sanctions would harm relations, stressing that Ankara would respond with the necessary.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry called on the United States to review the “serious mistake” and retract it as soon as possible.

On Monday evening, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Turkish Defense Industries Administration and its head, Ismail Demir.

The Treasury Department website said Washington had imposed sanctions on three other individuals linked to the Turkish Defense Industries Administration.

The measure is expected to anger Ankara.

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