Turkey says ready to discuss issues with U.S. without threats

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

"We won't probably see any direct linkage with the Syrian crisis in the statements made by the United States side when it declares sanctions against our countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey)", he said.

The Turkish Foreign Minister, in turn, stressed that Ankara has never supported the anti-Russian sanctions and will never support anti-Iranian ones either.

Russian Federation hopes that a reasonable approach will prevail in worldwide relations and countries will return to a depoliticized dialogue, Lavrov said.

Last week United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said that Turkey, Russia and Iran had all agreed to "do their utmost to avoid" a battle in Idlib.

At the weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara was preparing to switch to using national currencies with its trading partners, such as China, Russia, Iran and Ukraine.

Speaking to ambassadors in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said Turkey's relations with the European Union were on a firmer basis and normalising once again.

TRT World 's Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara.

In response, Turkey raised tariffs on several USA -made goods, including alcohol and tobacco products and vehicles. The summit focusing on Syria and the wider region will be held in Istanbul on September 7.

The US will not achieve aims by exerting pressure and imposing sanctions on Turkey, he continued.

"Turkey has come to this point over irresponsible actions the U.S.in the past few years".

Donald Trump´s administration also announced new sanctions against Moscow on August 22 for considering that the Eurasian country is responsible for organizing a chemical attack against former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.



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