[size=36]Turkey responds to Washington and stops buying oil from Iran[/size]
announced that a Turkish official said his country fully since the beginning of May this stopped importing Iranian oil , including a commitment to US sanctions , even if they do not agree with them.
On the sidelines of a visit by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yauz Selim Kieran to Washington on Wednesday, an official from the Turkish delegation, who asked not to be named "as a strategic ally" of the United States, "we respect the sanctions."
The United States has granted eight countries - China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey - exemptions from the sanctions imposed on Iran for six months on May 2.
The official explained that Turkey had stopped as of May 2 to import Iranian oil.
Turkey has announced that it will stop importing oil from Iran despite its opposition to the US sanctions imposed by Trump after a unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and the major powers.
Relations between the United States and Turkey deteriorated after Ankara announced that it would buy the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, the main opponent of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The United States responded by suspending Turkey's participation in the F-35 fighter jet project.
Commenting on the deal, the Turkish deputy foreign minister told reporters in Washington that "this deal was concluded," reiterating that his country will not back down from its decision to buy the S-400 missiles.
The United States fears that the technology used in the S-400 system could be used to collect technical data on NATO military aircraft to which Turkey belongs, which could allow Russia to access such data.
The Turkish government has proposed to the US administration to form a joint technical working group to dispel US concerns in this regard.
"We are still waiting for their response," the Turkish official said, speaking on condition of anonymity