BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Ankara on Wednesday that the threatening language of the United Stated will not benefit anyone, after Washington imposed sanctions on two leading Turkish government officials this week.

Erdogan stated that Turkey has worked cooperatively with the US in regards to the NATO interventions and that the US should know the country’s character well enough to not act with such hostility.

“We don’t give any credit to such threatening language”, he said.

Ankara and Washington have been at odds ever since US Christian pastor Andrew Brunson was jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges.

The US responded by placing sanctions on Turkey’s justice and interior ministers following the arrest, claiming that Brunson’s detention was based on unfair attention of the Turkish government.


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Amusing : Ankara likes to threaten, blackmail and insult everybody but doesn’t likes to be applied it’s own standards… They don’t have to worry : USA will just hurt Turkey a little : Erdogan is WAY MUC MORE DAMAGING for the country : if Turkey has shown significant growth like 7%+/year in the last years, it was made on loans with usury 17-18% interest rates. When you know that the huge growth the Nazis had in their early years was due to 7% interest rates loans on US banks and 6 years later, they ended with no other option than… Read more »