Turkey vows retaliation against possible US sanctions over S-400 deal

Source:Daily Sabah Date:14Jun2019

“If the United States takes any negative actions toward us, we will also take reciprocal steps,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk in the capital Ankara when asked about possible U.S. sanctions. “Turkey will never retreat on its deal to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems.”

“We will not take a step back,” he added. “We will continue our dedication in order to be an independent and free nation.”


While the article doesn’t mention Turkish countermeasures, a reliable  Ankara correspondent Mr Hakan Celik claimed that shuttering Incirlik Airbase and restricting access of US Navy to Black Sea are  among the measures being debated in the administration.


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