Mevlut Cavusoglu: US cannot see who its true friend is16 August 2018 | 23:29 | FOCUS News Agency
"The U.S. does not know, it cannot see who its true friend is. We can easily solve problems with the U.S. but not with its current mindset," Cavusoglu told reporters during his closing speech at the 10th Ambassadors' Conference in the capital Ankara.
Cavusoglu’s remarks came after U.S. President Donald Trump said Turkey "has not proven to be a good friend" during a Cabinet meeting.
On Aug. 1 relations between Ankara and Washington nosedived when the U.S. imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers after Turkey refused to release an American pastor who faces terrorism-related charges in Turkey.
Last week, Trump ramped up his attack on Ankara by doubling tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
In response, Turkey raised tariffs on several U.S.-made goods, including alcohol and tobacco products and vehicles.
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