Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister

Source:Reuters Date:23May2019

Turkey’s defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.


The State Department declined specific comment on the CNBC report (which cliams White House gave Turkey two weeks to revoke S-400 purchase), but a department official said negative consequences to Turkey if it went ahead with the S-400 included suspension of procurement and industrial participation in the F-35 program and sanctions under CAATSA.