U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey over S-400 purchase

By Justin Doubleday / December 14, 2020 at 2:42 PM
The U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on the Turkish government today after Ankara ignored the Trump administration's numerous appeals to reverse its 2018 purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system. In a statement released this afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Turkey’s “Presidency of Defense Industries” (SBB) had been sanctioned under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, commonly referred to as “CAATSA.” The SSB is a government institution that manages Turkey’s defense industry. The...

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