The US State Department has warned Turkey that it will impose new sanctions if it proceeds with a new purchase of Russian S-400s.
The warning came from a State Department spokesman commenting on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements on CBS about the acquisition of a second S-400 package from Moscow to Greek broadcaster ERT.
“We are aware of these statements and urge Turkey not to hold any S-400 that has already been purchased and will not proceed to another purchase of Russian military equipment.” he warned.
“We continue to make it clear to Turkey that any significant new military equipment purchase will result in new sanctions under CAATSA.
“These sanctions will be separate and in addition to those already imposed in December 2020. The United States considers Turkey an ally and a friendly country and continues to seek opportunities to strengthen bilateral relations even when they disagree.”