Hard Ankara's response to US sanctions meets the approval of the Turkish society

Sanctions war between the United States and Turkey will continue at different levels, said RISS expert Georgy Sosnov. Commenting on Russian Foreign Minister S.Lavrov's visit in Ankara, he noted that when S.Lavrov appreciated Turkey's refusal to join anti-Russian sanctions and touched upon the issue of the US sanctions against Turkey, the audience applauded. "Turkish Foreign Minister M.Cavusoglu reassured that America's unipolar world has passed and Washington should realize this. Such an extreme step as the anti-Turkish sanctions will mean very serious losses for the United States," he said.

He also stressed the fact that the Americans don't like Turkey's independent policy and its active cooperation with Russia. "In America's opinion, Ankara has become too independent. It buys Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, continues the construction of the Turkish stream, develops cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and successfully solves joint Syrian settlement with Russia. The reason of the worsening relations between the US and Turkey is not really the case of the American pastor Branson detained by the Turkish authorities, but the Turkish independent policy," RISS expert pointed out.

The Trump administration stated that if pastor Branson isn't released, the representatives of the US Treasury will prevent the allocation of financial resources to Turkey. "Ankara, in its turn, took a tough action by imposing additional duties on the US imports such as tobacco, alcohol, building materials, and electronics. Hard Ankara's response to US sanctions meets the approval of the Turkish society. The Turkish population has begun to buy goods of its own and Chinese production," G.Sosnov concluded.

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