Turkey, France to act against US sanctions

Turkey, France to act against US sanctions

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey, France to act against US sanctions

The Turkish finance minister and his French counterpart on Friday agreed over the phone to conduct a joint action against U.S. sanctions targeting Turkey, according to the ministerial sources.

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire discussed economic cooperation, the Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry said in a statement.

Albayrak and Le Maire agreed to improve bilateral cooperation, the statement said, adding delegations from both countries would meet in Paris on Aug. 27.

The Turkish minister also thanked his counterpart and French President Emmanuel Macron for their support.

Turkey and the U.S. are currently experiencing rocky relations after Washington imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers for not releasing pastor Andrew Brunson.

Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunson's fresh appeal for release
Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunsons fresh appeal for release

Turkey sanctions, france, Diplomacy