ANKARA 

Turkey on Thursday condemned the passing of a sanctions bill against Turkey by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Committee, calling it a “disrespect to our sovereign decisions about our national security.”

“The recent attempts carried out with domestic political calculations in both wings of the Congress, which have also been supported by the circles against Turkey, is a new incident of disrespect to our sovereign decisions about our national security,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said these attempts “are beyond damaging U.S.-Turkey relations.”

“We know on what bases the U.S. Senate Committee

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