July 31, 2018 / 3:46 PM / in 2 months

Erdogan spokesman says Turkey would retaliate against U.S. sanctions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will retaliate against any U.S. sanctions over the trial of a Christian pastor on terrorism charges but expects the two countries to resolve their differences through diplomacy, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also said the foreign ministers of the two countries, who are attending a meeting in Singapore, will hold talks this week.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans

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