Erdogan comments on Trump's decision to end trade preferences for Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke his silence over a U.S. threat to punish Turkey with sanctions should it buy an advanced Russian S-400 missile-defense system, saying the purchase is a "done deal.'
Erdogan said "no one should attempt to tame Turkey" with threats on trade and that his country wouldn’t agree to a U.S. proposal to sell its own Patriot missile-defense system unless it shares the technology.
"It is out of the question for us to revoke the S-400 deal," the Turkish leader said during an interview with TV24 television broadcast late Wednesday.
"Such an immoral act would not suit us," Bloomberg cited him as saying.
On March 5, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to end key trade preferences for India and Turkey.