8/17/2018, 10:45 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Turkey promises retaliation if US imposes more sanctions

Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan stated on Friday that Ankara will retaliate against the United States with equal measures if Washington decides to impose further sanctions, Anadolu Agency reported.

"We've already responded based on the World Trade Organization rules and will continue to do so," the minister stressed.

On Thursday, United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Washington is "prepared" to impose further sanctions against Turkey if Ankara refuses to release the American pastor detained in 2016. Meanwhile, the US President Donald Trump slammed Ankara, accusing Turkey of holding an "innocent man" hostage and taking advantage of the US.

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