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Turkey joining sanctions against Russia unrealistic: Foreign Minister

“We keep an eye on the UN sanctions, we comply with them. But in terms of joining the sanctions imposed by individual states, I think, they themselves understand that in light of Turkey’s position as a mediator it is not realistic,”

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Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the prospect of Turkey joining sanctions against Russia was unrealistic taking into account the country’s position as mediator.

“We keep an eye on the UN sanctions, we comply with them. But in terms of joining the sanctions imposed by individual states, I think, they themselves understand that in light of Turkey’s position as a mediator it is not realistic,” Cavusoglu said in an interview with Turkey’s NTV channel. The Turkish minister said that the country’s Western partners often ask about the reasons for this position.

“We are often asked if we are going to close the sky. You know, Turkey holds the position of an intermediary, aimed at stabilizing the situation,” the top diplomat said.

(ANI inputs)