Turkey says buying Russian defence system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

FILE PHOTO: New S-400 "Triumph" surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia. Picture taken March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkey’s purchase of a Russian air defence missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. Speaking at a U.S.-Turkey conference in Washington as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over […]

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