Turkey warns United States in opposition to dangerous steps over Russian S-400s

ISTANBUL: Turkey known as on the USA on Wednesday to keep away from steps dangerous to bilateral relations after the U.S. State Division spokeswoman reiterated Ankara would face “actual and unfavourable penalties” for buying Russian S-400 protection techniques.

Turkey’s international ministry spokesman stated the feedback by the State Division’s Morgan Ortagus on Tuesday weren’t in keeping with the spirit and content material of talks between presidents of the 2 nations on the G20 summit final month.

“We invite the U.S. aspect to keep away from taking flawed steps, excluding diplomacy and dialogue, that can hurt relations,” spokesman Hami Aksoy stated, including Ankara had nonetheless not obtained a response to its proposal to arrange a working group to look into the impression of the S-400 buy.

President Tayyip Erdogan stated after assembly President Donald Trump in Osaka that the USA didn’t plan to impose sanctions on Ankara for getting the S-400s, which he stated would arrive within the first half of July. Trump stated Turkey had not been handled pretty however didn’t rule out sanctions.

America says the S-400s will not be suitable with NATO’s protection community and will compromise its Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets, an plane Turkey helps to construct and planning to purchase.

Turkey may face expulsion from the F-35 program and different U.S. sanctions if it goes forward with the S-400 supply. Washington has already halted coaching of Turkish pilots in the USA on the plane.

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