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Turkey calls on U.S. to get back to dialogue - top diplomat

Turkey calls on U.S. to get back to dialogue - top diplomat

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that U.S. sanctions could be imposed against any country at any time.

Cavusoglu, on the other hand, said Turkey will call on Assad not to launch such operations.

The U.S. Congress also passed a bill prohibiting the sale of F-35 jets to Turkey pending a review assessing the possible risk associated with Ankara's purchase of the S-400 air defense system.

He pointed out that the West and especially the USA are trying to block the path of Astana to prevent the settlement of the crisis in Syria, pointing out that the imposition of sanctions on the guarantor states (Russia, Iran, and Turkey) may aim to influence the results of the talks in Astana in particular.

The Turkish top diplomat said he doesn't rule out that the United States may impose sanctions on any European country.




Brunson, 50, is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, which he and the USA government vehemently deny.

Turkey's national currency lira has lost nearly 20 percent of its value against USA dollars since Friday, amid ongoing strain between Turkey and the US over detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a four-way Syria summit "is planned in the upcoming future", with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending.

"It will make more and more countries that are not even affected by U.S. sanctions go away from the dollar and rely on more reliable, contractual partners in terms of currency use", the Russian foreign minister said.

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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