Isbank on the announcement stated that “aims to conduct its activities in accordance with national legislation and international lawregulations and principles of conducting commercial activity “.
In turn, Denizbank announced: “We are currently unable to provide services in Mir. The bank operates in accordance with international sanctions laws.”
As the Reuters agency writes, The decisions of Turkish banks are a result of the imposition of sanctions against the executive director of the National Payment Card System of Russia by the US Treasury on 15 September.
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Last month, the US Treasury Department sent a letter to major Turkish companies warning they would risk penalties if they maintained a trade relationship with sanctioned Russian companies.
Ankara has agreed to introduce the Russian “Mir” payment system in five of its banks after the Turkish-Russian Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin met in early August.
Recently, however, the administration of President Joe Biden has been louder and louder on demands that the Turkish government comply with sanctions. According to the American media Western countries do not rule out the introduction of punitive measures against Turkey in connection with deepening relations with Russia.