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US sanctions Turkey for purchase of Russia missile system

AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

By Ebony Bowden

New York Post

WASHINGTON — State Department officials on Monday announced the Trump administration is sanctioning Turkey for its “unacceptable” purchase of a $2.5 billion missile defense system from Russia.

The sanctions come more than a year after Turkey purchased Russia’s S-400 system in July 2019 — a violation of a law passed by Congress in 2017 requiring sanctions on any country that made a “significant purchase” of defense equipment from Moscow.

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