French Minister heads to Turkey to discuss Russian sanctions evasion

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna to Turkey on Monday to emphasise to Ankara the importance of its firms not circumventing Western sanctions on Russia, after the United States said Turkish businesses faced the risk of sanctions.

NATO member Turkey has sought to strike a balance between Moscow and Kyiv by criticizing Russia’s invasion and sending arms to Ukraine, while opposing Western sanctions and continuing trade, tourism and investment with Russia.

“Europe has adopted sanctions, the United States too, and other allies and partners, but others haven’t adopted a sanctions policy, for example Turkey” Catherine Colonna told RTL radio ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey.

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