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Turkey’s Erdogan blasts ‘disrespectful’ US sanctions plan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to reports that Washington is planning on imposing sanctions over Turkey's purchase of Russian-made missile systems.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that it would be “disrespectful” for the Trump administration to sanction a fellow NATO member, after reports this week suggested sanctions for his country’s purchase of Russian-made air defense systems were imminent. 

Reuters reported Thursday that the outgoing administration will impose the long-awaited sanctions, with sources telling the news agency an announcement could come any day. 

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