Cavusoglu: U.S. not achieve results with sanctions against Turkey
The United States has to learn that it can’t achieve results with sanctions, threats and pressure on Turkey, the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, reiterating that Ankara is ready to find to a solution to the ongoing row through dialogue and diplomacy.
"It’s impossible for us to accept these sanctions and threats. Our expectation from the U.S. is to remain loyal to our traditional friendship and our NATO alliance," the minister said.
"The U.S. is in a confusion. ‘Should we resolve this problem with Turkey or should we maintain it until November elections?'" Hurriyet cited Cavusoglu as saying.
He stressed that the U.S. should learn that they will not achieve any results with sanctions while calling for more dialogue and diplomacy.
"Turkey has done enough to repair ties," the foreign minister said, underlining that the culture of compromise requires both sides’ steps for resolving questions.
Cavusoglu also recalled that the U.S. has not taken any concrete step on Turkey’s extradition request for Fethullah Gülen.