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US sanctions on Turkey news

Visit RT to get the latest news on US-Turkey relations, as the US imposed sanctions on Turkey, a NATO ally that houses US nuclear weapons. The sale of Russian S-400 systems is a major point of contention between the two countries today, with the US threatening to impose a variety of sanctions and urging Turkey to buy US-made Patriot missiles instead – visit RT.com for more on that matter. The US Congress signed a resolution recognizing Armenian genocide and a sanctions bill, ignoring President Trump and Turkey’s objections. The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range air defense system available for export, designed to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back against US threats to impose sanctions, threatening to close a vital airbase used by American forces in Turkey. Erdogan arrived in Washington to meet with President Trump and the two leaders said later that Turkey and the US were working to “resolve” the issue of Ankara purchasing Russian S-400 air defense systems. Go to RT.com check out experts’ analysis and opinions on relations between the US and Turkey as well as on US sanctions against the country.