Moscow blacklisted eight EU officials following sanctions by the EU over the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
They also made good on a 2016 promise to deepen trade ties
Sanctions remained on the table
The EU's foreign service declined to comment
The bill will now be returned to Congress and will need to be approved by an enhanced majority in order to overcome the presidential veto
Bipartisan statement from House foreign affairs committee expresses concerns over relationship
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t give a damn about possible European Union sanctions against Turkey & the EU has proved him right
"We will disappoint those who attack us now, as we did in the past"
Erdogan: "We are saddened by the strengthening of sanctions rhetoric, but the pressure will not stop Ankara from pursuing a policy that serves its interests"
In contrast, the EU issued a mild warning on Turkey in its Summit