UPDATED 6:58 AM PT — Tues. Dec. 4, 2018
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently slammed U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, while meeting with the socialist nation’s President Nicolas Maduro.
During a visit to Caracas Monday, Erdogan said the Maduro regime is being attacked with acts of sabotage from Washington.
He also reaffirmed Turkey’s commitment to continue buying Venezuelan gold, which was targeted by the latest round of U.S. sanctions.
“We know that the countries want to dominate and press, as they do with the rest of the world, and they have even threatened their lives and personal integrity,” stated Erdogan. “Pressure and no cowardly action and no threat can overthrow the will of the Venezuelan people, I condemn it.”
Despite efforts by the west to crack down on the Maduro regime, Turkey has imported over $900 million in gold this year in support of Venezuela.