Basnews -ERBIL – Turkey to face punitive measures of it goes through with purchasing Russia’s S-400 missile defense system, an official from the US Department of State revealed on Tuesday.
The comments came after Turkish media said that Ankara would receive the first delivery of the Russian air defense system as soon as next week.
According to Turkish media reports, the first S-400 delivery will be sent on two cargo planes from a Russian military air base, while a Russian technical team will also arrive in Turkey on Monday to oversee the process of installation.
However, the US officials, who talked on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that Turkey won’t go unpunished it the country doesn’t step back from buying the air defense system.
“We underscore that Turkey will face very real and negative consequences if it completes its S-400 delivery,” a US official told CNBC.
The US has continuously threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it buys the S-400, while the latter is determined to purchase the S-400.