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.
The US has announced another round of sanctions over Iran’s ballistic missile program, with 13 entities and individuals from China, Iraq, Russia, and Turkey being blacklisted.
Among those the State Department accused of assisting Tehran in...
The US State Department has issued a not-so-thinly veiled warning to New Delhi, urging Indian officials to reconsider purchasing Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems or face the wrath of American sanctions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit back against US threats to impose sanctions on the TurkStream pipeline that is set to deliver Russian gas to Turkey and further to southern and southeastern Europe starting next year.
Turkey’s President Erdogan said Ankara may evict US forces from its Incirlik and Kurecik bases, a response to Washington’s sanctions. The Pentagon is now doing everything it can to keep relations with Turkey from spiraling.
When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to close a vital airbase used by American forces, he wasn’t bluffing, and Washington should take his threats at face value, or risk losing a NATO ally, analysts say.
Ankara will make no U-turn on purchasing the much talked about S-400s from Russia, as these air defense systems are vital for protecting Turkish airspace, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu explained.
US senators delivered a serious blow to relations between the two nations when they backed a bill that would allow Turkey to be sanctioned over a weapons deal with Russia and its operation in Syria, Ankara said.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation for possible US sanctions, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The comments came amid...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is mocking the US and has crossed a new “red line” as Ankara decided to start testing its S-400 air defense systems, a US senator said, calling for new sanctions against Turkey.