The United States is ready to impose sanctions under the CAATSA Act against Turkey for purchasing the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system, Reuters cited four sources, including two US officials, as saying.
We do not know at this time what kind of sanctions will be imposed by President Donald Trump.
It is not ruled out that Trump will try to impose weak sanctions in order to save Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from being directly responsible for Turkey’s economic woes.
The move could worsen already troubled ties between the two NATO allies.
The long-awaited move, which is likely to anger Ankara and seriously complicate relations with incumbent President-elect Joe Biden, could be announced at any time, the sources said.
The sanctions will target the Turkish Defense Industries Presidency and its leader, Ismail Demir, the sources said.
Several sources said they were waiting for the announcement on Friday, but one source said it could come any day, maybe even today.