Media: Turkey stopped accepting Mir cards

Media: Turkey stopped accepting Mir cards


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Turkish state-owned banks, following the private ones, refused to use the Russian payment system Mir, TASS reports with reference to the Turkish NTV channel.

Mir cards in Turkey were supported by five largest banks – private Denizbank and Is bankasi and state-owned Halkbank, Ziraat bankasi and VakifBank. On September 19, Denizbank and Is bankasi stopped servicing the cards of the Russian payment system. This decision followed a few days after the news that the United States is trying to put pressure on Turkish banks that support work with Mir. Washington fears that Moscow will use Mir to avoid Western sanctions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on September 23 that Ankara is looking for options to make settlements with Russia because of the threat of US sanctions.

Read also:

• Dushanbe City Bank has stopped servicing Mir cards in Tajikistan • Mir cards have been suspended in Uzbekistan

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