The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, spoke with the EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell for his statement about Turkey’s participation in sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) against Russia.
Zakharova’s spokeswoman responded to a question about how she assesses the statements of the EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell regarding “Turkey’s compliance with sanctions against Russia, as well as EU member states.”
Stating that Borrell’s statements lack “rational thinking,” Zakharova said Turkey was targeted because of its relationship with the Moscow administration.
Zakharova said the EU is pressuring Turkey to join the sanctions against Russia.
Zakharova, who criticized Borrell for humiliating her position and spreading “false nonsense”, said that the High Representative, who read the notes handed to her, did not have a rational mind.
Borrell: Russia is trying to turn Ukraine into a black hole
Regarding Borrell’s statements in question, Zakharova said, “This idea has deep roots in colonialism and fascism.” said.
Zakharova, who assessed that Borrell and other Western officials “ignore the national interests of Turkey and other countries,” said: “Ankara can be a NATO member if it serves the interests of the West, but it cannot be part of the EU and has been banned from entering the Schengen zone.” used the phrase.
“I don’t perceive Borrell as my interlocutor”
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave assessments to journalists on the plane returning from Turkmenistan and answered questions on the agenda.
“EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that “Turkey must comply with the sanctions against Russia, just like the member states of the European Union.” How do you rate? Among the leaders of the European Union, among your interlocutors, which of the leaders do you find closest to your own policy towards the policy of Russia and Ukraine?” President Erdogan gave the following answer to the question:
“I don’t consider Borrell my interlocutor. He can only be an interlocutor of Mevlut Bey. His explanation is not at all elegant. In other words, Borrell cannot appoint or regulate our relations with Russia. He has neither the quality nor the ability to make such a decision on these matters. A very ugly statement.”
President Erdogan said: “How can you stand up and evaluate our relationship with Russia within the framework of sanctions?” used the phrase.
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