Turkey will retaliate against possible US sanctions: Erdogan

Reuters | Published: December 20, 2019 18:03:52 | Updated: December 23, 2019 16:23:58

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that Ankara would retaliate against possible US sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems and a natural gas pipeline.

US Congress has moved to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia and related to Russia’s TurkStream pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to Turkey.

Asked about the various sanctions against Ankara, Erdogan repeated that the S-400 deal was already completed.

 “Now they are saying, ‘we will impose sanctions against this’ regarding TurkStream,” he was quoted as saying. “This is a breach of our rights in the fullest sense. We will of course have our own sanctions against all of these.”

Share if you like