Turkey says will not turn back on Russian S-400 purchase despite sanctions


Turkey will not turn back on its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems and will take reciprocal steps after evaluating the US sanctions imposed because of the acquisition, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

In an interview with broadcaster Kanal 24, Cavusoglu said the sanctions’ decision was wrong legally and politically and was an attack on Turkey’s sovereign rights, adding that the measures would have no impact on Ankara. [Reuters]