Two Russian S-400 air protection techniques, December 16, 2015 © AFP / Paul Gypteau

Reuters: Turkey says would retaliate in opposition to U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if america imposes sanctions over its buy of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish overseas minister mentioned on Friday, marking the newest step towards a standoff between the NATO allies.

“If america takes any destructive actions in direction of us, we may even take reciprocal steps,” Mevlut Cavusoglu, the minister, mentioned when requested about attainable U.S. sanctions in an interview broadcast on Turkish TV.

Ankara and Washington have sparred publicly for months over Turkey’s buy of the S-400 missile techniques, anticipated to be delivered as early as subsequent month. Washington has mentioned that might set off U.S. sanctions and despatched a letter warning that Ankara can be pulled out of the F-35 jet program.

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Replace: We are going to take ‘reciprocal steps’: Turkish FM warns US in opposition to any penalties for purchasing S-400 (RT)

WNU Editor: What is going to Turkey do? Inform the U.S. to depart?