Congress warned about Turkey’s plan to buy Russian missiles

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The Defense Department has issued a report warning that Turkey’s plan to buy a Russian missile system could disrupt the international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet program and even impact NATO, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Turkey, under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has agreed to procure the S-400 from Russia.

The initial delivery date could be as early as July 2019.

But the U.S. government has made clear to the Turkish government that purchasing the S-400 “would have unavoidable negative consequences for U.S.-Turkey bilateral relations, as well as Turkey’s role in NATO,” the report said.

Options include “sanctions under Section 231

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