Erdogan says US sanctions disrespect ally Turkey


President Tayyip Erdogan said that US sanctions over Turkey's purchase of Russian defense systems was disrespectful to an important ally in NATO, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.

After sources told Reuters that Washington was poised to impose sanctions on Turkey, Anadolu cited Erdogan as saying that Turkey will be patient and see what trend emerges after the new US administration takes office next month. [Reuters]