Erdogan spokesman says Turkey would retaliate against US sanctions
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during World Humanitarian summit in Istanbul (Shutterstock)

Turkey will retaliate against any U.S. sanctions over the trial of a Christian pastor on terrorism charges but expects the two countries to resolve their differences through diplomacy, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also said the foreign ministers of the two countries, who are attending a meeting in Singapore, will hold talks this week.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans