Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Soviet S-400 system in Turkey - Update II

The U.S. could sanction Turkey for buying Russia’s S-400, a mobile surface-to-air missile system. When the system was delivered in July, Trump said he couldn't blame Turkey for buying it.

Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which Trump signed in August 2017, Turkey could face economic sanctions.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands at a joint news conference.
Erdogan has now expressed interest in buying the Kremlin’s Su-35 fighter jets as well.
Trump Towers Istanbul"I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul," Trump said. "It's a tremendously successful job. It's called Trump Towers — two towers, instead of one, not the usual one, it's two." Trump licenses his name and made $1m to $5m in royalties in 2015 and 2016.
Turkish business magnate Aydin Dogan owns the building.
The U.S. withdrawal forced the Syrian Kurds to turn to Russia in the face of the Turkish onslaught, a second victory for Putin.Trump will welcome Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday. US officials have repeatedly said that Turkish-backed fighters in Syria carried out war crimes against civilians. Drones have captured video evidence.

Turkey is much closer to something it has long sought: a large slice of territory in northern Syria for a “safe zone.” Trump came under withering global criticism for his decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria.
The missile system arrived in July and represents the leading edge of Russian technology. The highly regarded system is said to be capable of downing an F35. Russia is expected to announce the next generation S-500 system in 2020.
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