Turkey says Cavusoglu discussed US sanctions with Pompeo in call


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Washington's decision to sanction its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of Russian defences in a phone call on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

Washington on Monday imposed sanctions targeting Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industry (SSB), its chairman and three other employees. Cavusoglu "conveyed our reaction to the decision by the United States," the ministry said.