Turkey not to join sanctions against Russia — Erdogan’s press secretary


ANKARA, April 5. /TASS/. Turkey did not join sanctions against Russia and intends to continue pursuing this policy, Ibrahim Kalin, official Turkish presidential spokesperson, said in an interview with the Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.

“We have not joined the sanctions because they were not introduced by the UN. That said, we recognize and support the Ukrainians’ right to defense and protection as well as defend the principles of territorial integrity. And we have been pursuing this balanced policy until now and will continue to do so,” he said.