Turkey hopes the system will be operational by April, a major turning point in Turkey-Russia relations
Senior US official says that S-400 acquisition "challenged membership in NATO"
This shows the US is serious about removing Turkey from the F-35 program because it acquired the Russian S-400
“The signing of a deal is just around the corner”
The US draft budget also foresees imposing sanctions on some shipping companies involved in laying pipelines being built by Russia & Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made no signs that he is willing to compromise
Among the proposed sanctions packages are penalties on Turkish officials and the nation’s banking and energy sectors, as well as prohibitions on US purchases of Turkish sovereign debt
And so it begins...
And they would do the same with the F-35 if they had been delivered...
"I will work with my colleagues to ensure there is zero chance that F-35s will leave the US for Turkey while Erdogan possesses the S-400"