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The Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) has received a letter from United States (US) Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo warning of possible sanctions risks if companies establish relations with sanctioned Russian entities and individuals.
In a statement, TÜSİAD said on Aug. 23 that it had shared the letter with the Turkish foreign ministry, finance ministry and trade ministry.
TÜSİAD'ın 23 Ağustos 2022 tarihli basın açıklaması:— TÜSİAD (@TUSIAD) August 23, 2022
The Wall Street Journal previously on Aug. 22 reported that Adeyemo sent identical letters to the American Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and TÜSİAD, and warned for the risk of getting sanctioned for having "relationships with sanctioned Russian citizens and organizations".
On Aug. 20, Adeyemo told Turkish Deputy Finance Minister Yunus Elitaş that Russian entities and individuals were attempting to use Turkey to bypass Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's war in Ukraine.
Trade between Turkey and Russia has been booming since spring as Turkish companies not banned from dealing with Russian counterparts stepped in to fill the void created by EU businesses leaving Russia after its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.
Turkey did not sanction Russia for the invasion of Ukraine, saying it remains reliant on Russian energy supplies.