Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey for Russian defense purchase

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey for Russian defense purchaseU.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a “middle ground” in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Erdogan’s comments came two days after NATO member Turkey took delivery of the first consignment of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense system parts, despite warnings from Washington that the move would trigger U.S. sanctions.



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