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Erdogan says Turkey will retaliate against possible U.S. sanctions
Reuters ^ | December 20, 2019 | Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Ali Kucukgocmen)

Posted on 12/20/2019 4:22:39 AM PST by NorseViking

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday that Ankara would retaliate against potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems and a natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Congress has moved to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia and related to Russia's TurkStream pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to Turkey.

Asked about the various sanctions against Ankara, Erdogan repeated that the S-400 deal was already completed.

"Now they are saying, 'we will impose sanctions against this' regarding TurkStream," he was quoted as saying. "This is a breach of our rights in the fullest sense. We will of course have our own sanctions against all of these."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: erdogan; germany; muslimworld; russia; sanctions; trumpnato; turkey

1 posted on 12/20/2019 4:22:39 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking
Speaking of sanctions...
We don't seem to hear a lot about TurkStream like we do about Nord Stream 2.

I wonder why that is.

2 posted on 12/20/2019 4:28:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think it is a bit harder to agitate Turks against it comparing to Germans.


3 posted on 12/20/2019 4:31:15 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

I had some turkey retaliation this past Thanksgiving.…maybe it’s was the gravy.


4 posted on 12/20/2019 4:34:37 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: All
Erdogan has a reliable US adviser--the Muslim thingy from Minnesota.

Raghead requested a seat on the US House Foreign Affairs Committee --- Pelosi bowed to the request.

5 posted on 12/20/2019 4:35:37 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Liz

Hope they won’t stone her over turbulent personal life there.


6 posted on 12/20/2019 4:38:09 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

Oh no, I’m going to have to find a new supplier of stuffed grape leaves?


7 posted on 12/20/2019 4:45:58 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: NorseViking

Make Constantinople Great Again, send the turks back to the steppes.


8 posted on 12/20/2019 4:52:07 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: NorseViking
Those Reuters reporters all sound like good British last names . lol .
the Muzzies have infested the western left wing propaganda media .
9 posted on 12/20/2019 5:04:57 AM PST by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Coulda been the giblets...


10 posted on 12/20/2019 5:06:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: ncalburt

That’s for sure.


11 posted on 12/20/2019 5:07:08 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

Germany is accepting the Chinese telecom giant as a partner in it’s 5G telecom system upgrades, and its Nordtsream pipeline from Russia will make Germany even more dependent on Russia for energy than it already is. Erdogan has already made the S-400 missile deal with Putin and is now making his own pipeline deal with Russia.

So NATO means exactly what today???


12 posted on 12/20/2019 6:32:57 AM PST by Wuli
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To: NorseViking

No, not Turkish sanctions! The bubble in the American market for Turkish rugs will burst, leaving thousands of US homes rug-less and people unable to walk barefoot across wooden or tiled floors in the winter. Oh...the humanity! /s


13 posted on 12/20/2019 8:42:35 AM PST by USAF1985 (Merry Christmas Freepers!)
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To: NorseViking

Tuck Furkey. And get them out of NATO.


14 posted on 12/20/2019 8:42:53 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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We need to begin slowly moving our assets out of the two bases in Turkey, especially the nukes. They clearly have decided to go the Iran route of islam. Pull out, kick them out of NATO and if they keep messing with Israel let Israel kick the hell out of them.


15 posted on 12/20/2019 8:45:23 AM PST by sarge83
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To: NorseViking

How are they retaliating? I can’t think of a single business from Turkey. Are they going to withhold those fruit-flavored jelly things?


16 posted on 12/20/2019 10:52:26 AM PST by jimmygrace
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To: jimmygrace

Don’t know. Haven’t seen anything American there.


17 posted on 12/20/2019 10:54:21 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

An orderly transition from NATO to neutral is advantageous for Turkey.
Eventually they will be absorbed by China, unless things change.
Which they will.


18 posted on 12/20/2019 11:04:20 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: NorseViking

Erdogan: No turkey for you!!


19 posted on 12/20/2019 11:21:03 AM PST by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....)
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To: NorseViking

We need to get out of there before the madman starts a war with Greece.


20 posted on 12/20/2019 1:16:06 PM PST by Farcesensitive
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