Turkish FM: Washington Cannot Achieve Any Results by Threatening us

Turkish FM: Washington Cannot Achieve Any Results by Threatening us

Turkish FM: Washington Cannot Achieve Any Results by Threatening us

On the other hand, Lavrov noted that the measures applied by the United States against Russia, Turkey and Iran, guarantors of peace in Syria, are an attempt to obstruct efforts to achieve a negotiated solution to the conflict in the Arab country.

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.

Earlier on Monday, Turkey's Central Bank announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. He also described spreading false news about the economy as treason and recent US actions as a stab in the back against Turkey.

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President Donald Trump had previously announced that the United States was doubling steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey. Some analysts have predicted economic turmoil in Turkey for many months as inflation soared and the lira fell.

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TRT World 's Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara.

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

"We are against the U.S. or any country imposing sanctions", he added. The move comes amid increasing tariffs and sanctions by the United States against Turkey.

"If the U.S. wants to continue being a reputable country, it can not do so with these impositions", he said, referring to the sanctions.

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