The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that they will freeze assets of the US ‘justice and interior’ secretaries in Turkey.
‘We will freeze assets, if there are any, of the US justice and interior secretaries in Turkey,’ he said, speaking at ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's Women Branch congress in Ankara broadcasted by Anadolu.
‘Especially the latest step by America regarding pastor Brunson issue in Izmir, is an ill-fitted step for a strategic partner,’ he added.
The treasury secretary Berat Albayrak had last week had underestimated US sanctions against two Turkish ministers, stressing that their impact will be limited to Turkey and its economy, pointing out that Turkey attaches importance to resolving the differences with the United States through diplomacy and constructive efforts in line with the relations of the two countries, which are characterized by strong alliance and strong past.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also had expressed its ‘strong protest’ against the decision of the United States to impose sanctions on the two Turkish ministers. It said in a statement that ‘ Turkey will respond in kind without delay on this hostile American position, which does not serve any goal,’ calling on the US administration to Undo this ‘wrong decision’. (QNA)
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Four protesters, two cops killed as Iraq unrest resumes
Lebanon urgently needs new gov't to avoid collapse: Hariri
Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded as anti-government unrest resumes
Iran says it still respects 2015 nuclear deal, rejects "unfounded" EU claims
Iran aims to examine downed jet’s black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad
Protesters regroup after day of clashes in Beirut
Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad
Libya summit opens in Berlin, seeking end to foreign meddling
More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes