The United States Treasury warns of Russians using Turkey to Sidestep Sanctions
Yunus Elitas assured that Turkey will work in cooperation with the United States to not allow violations of sanctions.
Wally Adeyemo, the United States Deputy Treasury Secretary, has told Yunus Elitas, the Turkish Deputy Finance Miniser, that Russia individuals have been using Turkey to bypass sanctions implemented by the West. In a phone call, the two discussed ongoing efforts to enforce the sanctions and to implement defenses for those trying to sidestep the sanctions.
The Turkish Finance Ministry said Yunus Elitas has stressed the deep relations — both economic and political — between Russia and Ukraine (with Turkey) but also assured that Turkey will work in cooperation with the United States to not allow violations of sanctions.
"Elitas confirmed that Turkey's position has not changed regarding the current processes and sanctions, but that it would not allow the breaching of sanctions by any institution or person.”
Turkey’s Finance Ministry said.