The official representative of the head of Eurodiplomacy, Josep Borrell, Peter Stano, told Izvestia that Ankara, being a candidate country for joining the European Union, should not offer Russia solutions to circumvent EU sanctions.
According to him, since Turkey is an important neighbor, partner of the European Union and an EU candidate country, it is important that its foreign policy is consistent with the foreign policy decisions and policies of the European Union, including on sanctions.
“It is also important that Turkey does not offer Russia a solution to bypass existing EU sanctions. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in this regard,” Stano stressed.
Earlier, the media reported that the US and the EU want to increase pressure on Turkey in order to force Ankara to refuse assistance to Moscow in “bypassing the sanctions.”