Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday Ankara would take retaliatory moves against Washington should it introduce sanctions over the acquisition of Russian air defense systems S-400.

“If the United States begins to take negative steps, we have retaliatory moves. America has made a number of decisions, but we are not going to stay silent. If we see a negative attitude to us, we will respond proportionately,” Cavusoglu said at a meeting with editors of the Anadolu news agency.

He added that Ankara was strongly minded on the issue of acquiring S-400 and had no intention to backtrack.

The first reports Russia-Turkey were in talks over an S-400 contract emerged in November 2016. Russia confirmed the conclusion of the contract on September 12, 2017. Turkish Defense Minister Hulisi Akar said the S-400 will begin to be deployed in October 2019. The CEO of Russia’s corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said the value of the S-400 contract with Turkey stood at $2.5 million.

The United States has been taking active steps trying to upset the deal. Washington earlier warned Ankara should it purchase such weapon systems the United States might refuse to sell to Turkey its F-35 fighters.

S-400 Triumf is Russia’s medium and long-range air defense system meant to provide protection from attack and reconnaissance means and other air targets amid intensive fire and radio-electronic resistance.

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Turkey sanctioning thr US : they can refuse to buy new fighterjets from the US.

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Don’t forget another devastating blow: Boycott to McDonalds and Pizza Hut. But not KFC though, they like it too much.

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This idiot thinks he’s a president of some superpower. When US or Russia won’t need him anymore he and his Turkey is fucked…

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I think that Turkey is already fücked. BTW, if you take a look at economics, EU can hurt Turkey even much more than both US+Russia through soft-power alone… I’m not sure we’re not already doing it : It wasn’t a great idea to insult Angie Merkel and trying to blackmail the EU.

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DYING ARE NOT FEARING, WHERE JEWS GOING IS
Annunaki, hunt Jews down like alien movie for Hitler legacy even God were kind and merciful.
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Seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT if link already broken for book of life and the truth about everything.

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DANNY = DANIEL, name of a Jew prophet…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_(biblical_figure)