“We have a free trade agreement with Iran; how can we expand our cooperation under such circumstances? We have a signed preferential agreement with Iran on imported goods. We continue the work at the ministerial level and technical delegations so that Turkey will be excluded from these bans,” Pekcan told the NTV broadcaster.
She pointed out that the US sanctions affected Iranian imports and investments and caused a recession in the nation's economy.
The first package of restrictions came into force in August, while the second one followed in November.
In the wake of this decision, the other parties to the JCPOA — China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union — expressed their commitment to the accord and began working to create tools to bypass the sanctions.