US sanctions four Turkey-based entities it says supported Russia's invasion
The United States imposed sanctions on Wednesday on at least four Turkey-based entities it said violated US export controls and helped Russia's war effort, in the biggest US enforcement action in Turkey since the invasion of Ukraine last year.
The designations - including on a Turkey-based electronics company and a technology trader alleged to help transfer "dual-use" goods - were part of a global sanctions package on more than 120 entities announced by the US Treasury.
A US administration official told Reuters the sanctions targeted Turkey-based entities and people in the maritime and trade sectors that were "primarily" Russia-owned or Russia-linked.
The sanctions, in total, apply to more than 120 entities and individuals across over 20 countries, including facilitators of sanctions evasion, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
"The United States will continue to take action against Russia and those supporting its war in Ukraine, including further implementing the G7’s commitment to impose severe consequences on third country actors who support Russia’s war in Ukraine," Blinken said in the statement.