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Turkey says US pullout from Iran deal an ‘opportunity’ for Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish economy minister on Friday says the United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is an “opportunity” for Turkey, insisting there will be no let-up in trade with Tehran.

“I see it like this, this is an opportunity for Turkey,” Nihat Zeybekci tells state news agency Anadolu, adding: “I will continue to trade with Iran.”

But he says that if there are United Nations decisions related to Iran’s nuclear activities and other issues, “of course” trade would continue “complying with them.”

Zeybekci criticized the decision by Washington but adds: “I don’t see anything big to worry about at this stage,” noting that other countries, including EU members, were not of the same opinion as the US.

— AFP

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