Trump signs bill blocking transfer of F-
By Ilhan Tanir
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill that blocks the transfer
of the country's F-
According to spending bill signed by Trump on Friday, delivery of the jets to Turkey will be blocked until the U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense submit an update to the report regarding the purchase of Turkey of the S–400 missile defense system from the Russian Federation.
In earlier report to the Congress in late November, Pentagon said Turkey’s purchase
of the Russian S-
On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the purchase and stated
that there was no turning back from receiving the S-
Turkey expects the delivery of the defence missiles to start this year with Russian officials promising the delivery within this year.
The Congressional bill requires the U.S. departments to include a detailed description
of plans for the imposition of sanctions, if Turkey goes ahead with the S-
The Congress asks U.S. secretaries to deliver the report by November 1, 2019.
The same spending bill also blocks the sale of weapons to Erdoğan's security guards unless Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informs Congress that the guards charged with the assault on protestors in Washington, DC in May of 2017 have been brought to the court.
A U.S. delegation visited Ankara in December, after the U.S. State Department informed
the U.S. Congress that it had approved a $3.5-
The informal deadline for Patriot offer was on February 15th and the official deadline in March.
“The Russians said they would to deliver the S-
According to the latest Congressional bill signed by Trump, the U.S. will wait until
November to make its decision. Meanwhile, the Russian S-
Erdogan, on Monday, repeated his conditions for the agreement to purchase Patriot missile defense systems from the U.S.
Turkey's strongman said technology transfer, co-