Published: Sun, August 19, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US

Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US

Gross misuse of dollar by USA will lead to its weakness and switch to national currencies - Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the role of the USA dollar as a global reserve currency may be diminished as more countries switch to national currencies in trade.

As China.org writes in an article "Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US", Russia hopes that a reasonable approach will prevail in worldwide relations and countries will return to a depoliticized dialogue, Lavrov said.

Turning to relations with the U.S., Cavusoglu said that despite differences between the two sides, Turkey is open to resolving matters in a diplomatic way. Turkey and Russian Federation will take steps to "enhance strategic partnership", Sergey Lavrov said here on Tuesday.

Cavusoglu also said that Turkey and the USA can solve everything by coming together and talking.

Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' U.S. electronic goods
The Turkish president has repeatedly been photographed while using Apple products such as iPhones and iPads. US sanctions against Turkey recently sent the country's currency , the lira, into free fall.

His conciliatory remarks came as Washington said that tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium were unrelated to the case of Andrew Brunson, a Christian evangelical pastor held in Turkey on terrorism charges, and would remain even if he were to be released.

Russian Federation seeks to use national currencies in trade with Turkey but the issue needs to be worked out meticulously, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

"We have put sanctions on several of their cabinet members", Mnuchin told President Donald Trump in a Cabinet meeting attended by the press.

"I have already spoken about the sanctions: they are illegal, undermine all principles of global trade and principles approved by United Nations decisions, under which unilateral measures of economic duress are unlawful", Lavrov said.

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