Erdogan Defies Trump Over Iran Sanctions

Source:Voice of America Date:28Sep2019

U.S. authorities are still considering whether to impose a fine against Halkbank, which analysts say could run into the billions of dollars. The size of any potential penalty is widely seen as leverage Washington has over Ankara.

Undaunted, Erdogan told reporters Friday he was aware his stance could invite punitive measures from Washington.





“Rouhani is saying to Turkey, that it will not support Ankara’s plan of the mass returning of refugees, “said international relations lecturer Soli Ozel of Istanbul’s Kadir Has University.