OREANDA-NEWS  Turkish banks Ishbank and Denizbank confirmed to Sputnik on Monday that they had stopped operations with Russia's Mir bank cards following threats to be slapped with secondary sanctions. Meanwhile, VakifBank and Halkbank told Sputnik that they have not received any notifications on the suspension of servicing of the Mir cards and that there are no hindrances to using the cards.

Ziraat Bank also said that it continues servicing the Russian payment system’s cards.Topkurulu recalled that the US Treasury Department has already threatened Turkish businessmen over cooperation with Russia.The official urged the government to develop and promote its own national financial payment system. The Russian economy could withstand US sanctions and the suspension of Mastercard and Visa operation on its territory due to the national payment system, Topkurulu said, adding that Turkey should also prepare for a similar situation.