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US sanctions Turkey over S-400 purchase

The Foreign Ministry in Ankara said it will "retaliate" for the sanctions on four top officials of Turkey's defense procurement agency.

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled limited sanctions on Turkey in response to the NATO ally’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system last year.

The sanctions include a ban on US goods and technology exports to Turkey’s defense procurement agency, or SSB, and specifically target the body’s chief Ismail Demir, vice president Faruk Yegit, head of air defense Serhat Gencoglu and program manager for Turkey’s regional air defense Mustafa Alper Deniz. All four have also been hit with asset freezes and visa restrictions.

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