A NATO ally should not acquire a major weapon system from the leading threat to the alliance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consistently brushed aside American concerns regarding the S-400, and a failure to respond assertively could leave Ankara and others with the impression that they can ignore Washington with few consequences.


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“By accepting delivery of the S-400 from Russia, President Erdogan has chosen a perilous partnership with Putin at the expense of Turkey’s security, economic prosperity and the integrity of the NATO alliance.”

“On a strong bipartisan basis, Congress has made it clear that there must be consequences for President Erdogan’s misguided S-400 acquisition, a troubling signal of strategic alignment with Putin’s Russia and a threat to the F-35 program. As a result, we urge President Trump to fully implement sanctions as required by law under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.”

Bipartisan leadership of Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, July 12, 2019

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