Turkey’s Erdogan criticizes West’s “provocative” policies toward Russia

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he did not think the West's "provocative" policies towards Russia were correct, after the European Union and Group of Seven nations proposed a price cap on Russian gas. Russian President Vladimir Putin had earlier threatened to halt all supplies if the EU took such a step, raising the risk of rationing in some of the world's richest countries this winter. "Because there is a West that is leading a policy based on provocation, it will not be possible to achieve a result there," he said, adding that other countries should not underestimate Russia. Russia has already indefinitely halted the flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline and has cut or shut down supplies on three of its biggest westward gas pipelines since its invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Oil supplies have also been redirected eastwards. Erdogan said European nations should have considered how Russia would respond to their support of Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia. "Right now, Russia halted gas flow. All of a sudden, prices rocketed in Europe. Now everybody is worried over how they will survive the winter,” Erdogan said. “You should have thought about this before." For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/9107288/russia-gazprom-nord-stream-1-compressor/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #russia #ukraine

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