Cavusoglu: Turkey to retaliate if US slaps sanctions over S-400 purchase

Cavusoglu: Turkey to retaliate if US slaps sanctions over S-400 purchase

Turkey will respond to the US if Washington decides to impose sanctions due to the purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems by Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a meeting with the editors of the Anadolu agency.

"They say 'if you buy the S-400, we’ll impose sanctions.' If you impose sanctions, you will see our answer. If you want such relations, then this is your choice," Sputnik cited the minister as saying.

Cavusoglu stressed that the US approach, requiring other countries to join sanctions against Russia, is unacceptable.

"We are buying the S-400 — and are you imposing sanctions against us for this? Relations will not proceed with this type of approach. If there are sanctions, we will respond," Cavusoglu noted.

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