Turkey refused to follow the Western example and impose any sanctions on Russia because of the Skripal case, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, the Turkish Habertürk newspaper reported.
After a conference with NATO and EU countries and a phone talk with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, which took place the day before, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey had no need to join the EU and NATO countries. He said that Turkey would not take any measures against Russia simply because the others did so.
Previously, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Ankara urged to investigate the Skripal case and bring those responsible to justice based on the results of the investigation. To date, a number of EU countries, the US, Canada, and Ukraine have decided to expel Russian diplomats.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency