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Turkey Dismisses Concerns Over a U.S. Sanctions Warning
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Turkey Dismisses Concerns Over a U.S. Sanctions Warning

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury's warning to Turkey that its companies risked being sanctioned if they did business with sanctioned Russians was "meaningless," Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati said on Friday, assuring businesspeople there was no need for concern.NATO-member Turkey has sought to strike a balance between Moscow and Kyiv by criticising Russia's invasion and sending arms to Ukraine, while opposing the Western sanctions and continuing trade, tourism and investment with Russia.Some Turkish firms have purchased or sought to buy Russian assets from Western partners pulling back, while others maintain large assets in the country. Ankara has repeated that Western sanctions will not be circumvented in Turkey.The U.S. Treasury warned both the country's largest business group...
Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked
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Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was attacked early on Wednesday but there were no reported casualties, the Turkish foreign ministry said.Mortar rounds had fallen close to the building, one official said."We condemn this attack...in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible," the ministry said.The ministry said the attack coincided with a U.N. Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities to discuss an attack in northern Iraq last week "at a time when our country was unfairly accused and targeted".Eight people were killed and 23 were wounded in an attack on a mountain resort in Iraq's northern Dohuk province last week. Turkey has rejected claims by Iraqi officials a...