An executive of Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank was convicted Wednesday by a US federal court for evading Iran sanctions.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that bilateral legal accords with the United States were "losing validity."
"If this is the US understanding of justice, then the world is doomed," Erdogan said at a news conference, adding that "the United States should excuse us, but the laws in our bilateral ties and the bilateral accords between us are losing their validity. I am saddened to say this, but this is how it will be from now on."
This was the first Erdogan's comment since the verdict, while the Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the conviction on Thursday as unprecedented meddling in its internal affairs.
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