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Turkish Vice President Fuad Aktay said, commenting on the possibility of strained relations with Washington in the event that the Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins, that Ankara “is not afraid of sanctions.”
“No country, including the United States, can implement a foreign policy, program or policy in the region against Turkey, or by excluding Turkey,” he added in an interview with “Khabar” channel.
He continued, “Turkey is no longer a country that fears sanctions or is afraid of them. Sanctions will increase our resolve and determination.”
Earlier in the day, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşolu confirmed that the results of the US presidential elections, whatever they are, will not affect relations between Ankara and Washington.