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Turkey’s Erdogan says West is using ‘provocative’ tactics against Russia

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan argued Western nations are contributing to Russia’s aggression by utilizing “provocative” ways in opposition to the regime Wednesday.

Erdogan voiced his opposition to European insurance policies throughout a press convention in Belgrade alongside Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. His feedback got here because the European Union proposed plans to position a worth cap on Russian oil imports, one thing Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed retaliation in opposition to.

Putin has acknowledged {that a} worth cap can be a purple line for his nation, threatening to halt all imports of pure gasoline and oil to Europe if it strikes ahead.

“We’ll suggest a worth cap on Russian gasoline … We should reduce Russia’s revenues which Putin makes use of to finance this atrocious warfare in Ukraine,” European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen informed reporters Wednesday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake arms throughout their talks on the Kremlin on March 5, 2020 in Moscow, Russia. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Photos)
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Turkey has been a thorn in Europe’s aspect for months relating to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Erdogan first voiced his opposition to Finland and Sweden becoming a member of NATO.

Europe’s threatened worth cap comes amid an vitality disaster for the continent. Germany and plenty of different European nations relied closely on Russian oil and gasoline imports, which have been severely restricted in response to Western sanctions in opposition to Russia.

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If the European Union approves a worth cap on oil and gasoline, particular person governments inside the worldwide group must willingly impose it themselves.

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