A Russian serviceman walks past S-400 missile air defence systems. File photo/ Reuters
Turkey called on the United States on Wednesday to avoid steps harmful to bilateral relations after the US State Department spokeswoman reiterated Ankara would face real and negative consequences for acquiring Russian S-400 defence systems.
Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said the comments by the State Department's Morgan Ortagus on Tuesday were not in line with the spirit and content of talks between presidents of the two countries at the G20 summit last month.
President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems may be brought forward from July, the Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday,
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday there were no setbacks in a deal to procure Russian S-400 missile defence systems, and added that “eyes are on the delivery process,” expected in the first half of July.
Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over the purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
Former US lawmaker Chris Collins, President Donald Trump's first supporter in Congress, was sentenced Friday to more than two years in jail for his role in an insider trading scheme.
Protesters later chased down President Emmanuel Macron at an evening theater performance in northern Paris. Video showed protesters chanting and some entering a door as surprised police tried to hold them back. A black car reported carrying Macron then sped away under a hail of boos.
Tribesmen allied to Haftar had earlier stormed one port, the Zueitina terminal. Libya will lose at least 700,000 barrels of oil exports per day as a result of the closure, a source at state oil firm NOC said.