Türkiye will not join US and EU sanctions against Russia
The Turkish side does not plan to join the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US and the EU against Russia. Ankara proceeds from its own benefit and its own prosperity. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
At the same time, the minister noted that Ankara closely monitors the implementation of the provisions of the Montreux Convention. The words of the politician on Monday, May 8, quotes TASS.
Cavusoglu also criticized the statement of the chairman of the Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who is the only candidate for the presidency of Turkey from the opposition. Earlier, the candidate for the post of head of state said that if he wins the elections, he will give preference to the development of relations with the West, and not with Russia.
“At one of the rallies, he (Kılıçdaroğlu – Profile”) stated something completely different. He said that nothing would threaten relations between Turkey and Russia. He is inconsistent (in his statements),” Cavusoglu said.
In April this year, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry reported that Ankara will not perform those sanctions against Russia that were imposed by individual states, but will be forced to join the restrictive measures if they are introduced by the UN. Turkey has not joined the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union, the United States and some other states, and is consistent in this.